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University Symphony Orchestra to Present
Spring Concert April 22 with Guest Soloist

RELEASED: April 10, 2007

Nobuyoshi Yasuda
Paul Kosower
The upcoming concert by the UW-Eau Claire Symphony Orchestra, directed by Nobuyoshi Yasuda, top, will feature guest soloist Paul Kosower, bottom, on cello.

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphony Orchestra will present its spring concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

For this concert, the University Symphony Orchestra, directed by associate professor of music Nobuyoshi Yasuda, will feature guest soloist Paul Kosower, performing on cello.

Kosower is professor of cello and organ, string division coordinator, and conductor of the University Chamber Orchestra at UW-Eau Claire. He made his New York debut in Town Hall and has performed throughout the United States and parts of Europe, including performances with the Dolce Trio in Vienna, Austria and Hungary. He also has performed many live broadcast concerts over Wisconsin and Minnesota Public Radio, and has appeared several times on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Preston Bradley Hall in Chicago, which broadcasts concerts live via satellite. Kosower has received numerous grants, including four performance touring grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board and UW-Eau Claire. He also has appeared as soloist with many symphony orchestras, including the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

The spring program will include Richard Wagner's "Prelude und Liebestod" from "Tristan und Isolde," Claude Debussy's "Prlude l'aprs-midi d'un faune" (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), Max Bruch's "Kol Nidrei," Adagio for Violincello, Op. 47, "Tod und Verklrung," Op. 24 (Death and Transfiguration) by Richard Strauss, and Maurice Ravel's "La Valse."

"Because of the varied repertoire that director Yasuda has chosen, which is very challenging, I think this concert promises to be very exciting" said Ada Bors, founder and retired coordinator of the Viennese Ball. Bors still volunteers her time to help promote a variety of musical events at UW-Eau Claire.

Tickets for reserved seating went on sale Monday, April 9, and are available at the University Service Center, 715-836-3727 or 800-949-UWEC. Tickets are $5 for the general public; $4 for those 62 and older, children 17 and younger and faculty and staff with a university ID; and $1.50 for students with a university ID.

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