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LOU Symphony Winter Student Concerto

Arts and Culture: The L-O-U Symphony will present its Winter Concert Monday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m. in the Ford Center. See UM Box Office for tickets.

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The L-O-U Symphony will present its Winter Concert Monday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m. in the Ford Center for the Performing Arts

The concert will feature the winners of the 2012-2013 Student Concerto Competition winners.  Two winners were selected this year.  The first is Eric Malone, a senior saxophonist from Caledonia, MS pursuing a double major in mathematics and music, who will be performing the last movement of Eugene Bozza's Concertino for Alto Saxophone.  The second is James Hopkins, a graduate student tubist from Sylacauga, AL, who will be performing the first movement from John Williams's Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra.  Bozza (1905-1991) is a composer known for his highly effective works especially for wind and brass instruments.  Williams (b. 1932) is most well known as an award-winning composer for films, but has developed an impressive list of concet compositions as well, including several commissioned concertos.  The tuba concerto was composed in 1985 for the eminent tubist, Chester Schmitz.

The program will open with the Serenade for Strings by Peter Tchaikovsky.  The Serenade for Strings is one of the classic works for string orchestra and one of the most well known works from the Romantic period of music.  First performed in 1880, it is in four movements and is a showcase for each of the string sections.  Following the concertos, the concert will conclude with Coriolan Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven.  Although called an "overture," it is in fact tone poem inspired by the play of Heinrich Joseph von Collin (not Shakespeare) based on the life of the Roman general Caius Marcius Coriolanus.

Tickets for the concert are available through the UM Box Office. $10 Adults; $6 Students

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