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SU Symphony Orchestra, University bands announce spring concerts

April 18, 2012

Erica Blust
(315) 443-5891

The Syracuse University Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Band, Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will present their spring concerts during the week of April 24. The orchestra and bands are based in the Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music in SU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA).

The concerts, which are free and open to the public, will be held in the Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College. Free parking is available in the Irving Garage; parking for patrons with disabilities is available in the Q1 lot. Patrons should mention that they are attending the concerts.

Tuesday, April 24, 8 p.m.: The Symphony Orchestra will perform a program featuring the Setnor School of Music Concerto and Aria Competition winners Edgar Tumajyan, violin, and Rachel Boucher, soprano. The repertoire will include works by Wagner and Hanson, with Boucher appearing as soloist for Donizetti's “Il faut partir” from “Daughter of the Regiment” and Tumajyan appearing as soloist for Sibelius's Violin Concerto in D minor, op. 47. The orchestra is conducted by James R. Tapia, associate professor of music in the Setnor School.

Thursday, April 26, 8 p.m.: The Symphony Band will perform under the direction of Justin J. Mertz, assistant director of bands and assistant professor of music in the Setnor School. The band will perform works by Hazo, Rossini, Smith, Gillingham, Welcher and Bukvich. Brent R. Paris will appear as graduate conducting associate.

Friday, April 27, 8 p.m.: The Wind Ensemble will perform under the direction of Bradley P. Ethington, associate director of bands and professor of music in the Setnor School. The ensemble will perform works by Stravinsky, Grainger, Lauridsen, Welcher and Husa. Mertz will appear as guest conductor and Eric T. Dobmeier and Brent R. Paris as graduate conducting associates.

Saturday, April 28, 2 p.m.: The Concert Band will perform under the direction of Mertz. The band will perform works by Williams, Hooper, Balmages, Hazo, Schӧnberg and Grainger. Brent R. Paris and Allison M. Thurnherr will appear as graduate conducting associates.

For more information, contact the University Band Office at 315-443-2194 or fmmoore@syr.edu. For Setnor concert status updates, contact the Setnor School at 315-443-2191.

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