ONU Symphony Orchestra
Saturday Oct. 18, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Freed Center Biggs Theatre
Please join the ONU Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, October 18th at 7:30pm at the Freed Center, for the season's opening concert, entitled "Nature." Works include Die Moldau by Bedřich Smetana, Rusty Air in Carolina for orchestra and electronica by living composer Mason Bates, and Beethoven's 6th Symphony (the Pastorale). The electronica part for Rusty Air in Carolina will be played on a laptop by Dr. Sarah Waters, Associate Professor of Music and Percussion Instructor at ONU. The electronica part will include unique sounds of nature, which are rarely heard in conjunction with an orchestra. Travis Jürgens, currently in his debut season as Music Director of the Symphony, will conduct this program. Jürgens is a winner of the American Prize in Orchestral Conducting and has conducted the Colorado and Alabama Symphony Orchestras, among others. He has been praised as "a superior conductor" and "well on his way to becoming a major conductor in the world of symphony orchestras" (Opus Colorado). He has worked with esteemed conductors including Michael Tilson Thomas and Marin Alsop.
Opening Night: "Nature"
Travis Jürgens, Music Director and Conductor
Bedřich Smetana From Ma Vlast: 2. Vltava (The Moldau)
Mason Bates Rusty Air in Carolina for orchestra and electronica
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F Major, op. 68 (Pastorale)
Special pricing of $2 per ticket will begin on Aug. 25 at 12:01a.m. Offer expires Aug. 25 at 11:59 p.m.
Regular Ticket Pricing (will start on Aug. 26 at noon)
For Groups of 10 or more, all tickets are $5, with one complimentary ticket.