For the City Times
Music written by Musical Theatre Professor Emeritus Roger Nelson will premiere at a joint concert of the Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
The concert will be held at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Michelsen Hall of the Noel Fine Arts Center.
The Symphony Orchestra will perform Nelson’s “My Love Is Come to Me,” featuring soloist and Music Professor Susan Bender. The orchestra will also play Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story Overture” and “Four Scottish Dances” by Malcom Arnold.
The Wind Ensemble will perform “Wiener Philharmoniker Fanfare” by Richard Strauss, “Lux Aurumque” by Eric Whitacre and “Give Us This Day: Short Symphony for Wind Ensemble” by David Maslanka.
The Symphony Orchestra is led by Music Professor Patrick Miles, in his 26th season as conductor of the ensemble and director of orchestral activities at UW-Stevens Point. Michael Butler, assistant professor of music and director of bands, leads the Wind Ensemble.
A part of the Music Department Scholarship Series, the concert is $8.25 for the public, $5.25 for senior citizens, $4.25 for youth and students. Tickets are free the day of the concert for UW-Stevens Point students with I.D. Tickets are available at the University Information and Tickets Office in the Dreyfus University Center, by calling 715-346-4100 or 800-838-3378 or at www.tickets.uwsp.edu.
Tickets may also be purchased at the door if available.