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Ensemble and 3rd Annaul TX State Art Song Symposium: TX State Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, October 17, 2013 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Evans Auditorium

Ensemble Series and the 3rd Annual TX State Art Song Symposium present TX State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Troy Peters
7:30 p.m.
Evans Auditorium

Written as a celebration of the 1976 U.S. Bicentennial, Leonard Bernstein's "Songfest: A Cycle of American Poems for Six Singers and Orchestra" is a rarely performed masterpiece. The concert, part of Texas State's Art Song Symposium, will also feature a commemoration of American composer Ned Rorem's 90th birthday. Troy Peters will make his debut as conductor of the Texas State Symphony Orchestra, collaborating with a cast of singers assembled by faculty member Oliver Worthington.

Maestro Peters has been a popular guest conductor with many orchestras and is currently the Music Director of Youth Orchestras of San Antonio. Before moving to Texas in 2009, he was Music Director of the Vermont Youth Orchestra, Middlebury College Orchestra, and Montpelier Chamber Orchestra. He has gained international attention for his orchestral collaborations and has been the subject of national media attention for conducting more than three-dozen world premieres. He is an active composer who holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and the University of Pennsylvania. A versatile instrumentalist, Peters not only plays the viola but has also performed on tenor banjo and electric guitar with symphony orchestras.

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Tickets may be purchased in advance at http://txstatepresents.com
They may also be purchased at the door 7:00pm-7:30pm on 10/17/13  Seating will begin no later than 7:15 p.m. on a first come, first serve basis.

$12 general admission/$7 students, senior citizens & military (with ID)
Nancy Harris
School of Music
Faculty, General Interest, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Ensemble and 3rd Annaul TX State Art Song Symposium: TX State Symphony Orchestra