Cameron University Civic Symphony performance to feature eclectic mix of musical styles

The Cameron University Department of Music will present the Cameron University Civic Symphony in concert on Tuesday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cameron University Theatre. The performance will feature an eclectic mix of musical styles that will appeal to a broad range of tastes. The Cameron University Civic Symphony will be conducted by Dr. Kirsten Underwood, Assistant Professor of Music, who will turn the baton over to Cameron student Spenser Jones for a portion of the concert. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students/senior citizens/military. Cameron University faculty, staff and students are admitted at no charge with CU id.

The repertoire will include Sammartini’s “Symphony No. 4 for String Orchestra” and two movements from Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.”  Dr. Matthew Mireles will collaborate with the ensemble in playing his solo euphonium arrangement of Handel’s aria “Pastorello d’un povero armento” from the opera “Rodelinda.”  The ensemble will then present “Japanese Folk Fantasia” by Ian Edlund, “Lullaby” by William Hofeldt, and “Spirit of the American West” by Soon Hee Newbold. 

Jones, a senior music education major from Oklahoma City, will conduct the final portion of the program. This portion of the concert will include Jones’ arrangements of the Beatles’ “Yesterday” with vocal soloists Alyssa Yates, Elgin, and Alyson Hays, Marlow; Astor Piazzola’s “Libertango”; and a medley of Nintendo game music composed by Koji Kondo and Yuka Tsujiyoko that Jones has titled “Childhood Brotherhood – Nintendo Magic.”

For more information contact Dr. Kirsten Underwood at 581-2445.  

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February 25, 2014

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