University Symphony Orchestra continues season theme of fifths

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University Symphony Orchestra performs Sunday, Nov. 4.

KALAMAZOO—The Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra will perform its second concert of the 2012–13 season at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. Admission is free.

This concert season was nicknamed "Perfect Fifth" because it highlights symphonic works with the number five. The Nov. 4 program is no exception, as it will feature the Symphony Number 5 in C Minor, Opus 67, by Ludwig van Beethoven. The famous "fate" motive begins this piece and demonstrates Beethoven's genius as a composer. Also on the program is Claude Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. One of the most engaging orchestral pieces of the early 20th century, it is a prime example of impressionism in music.

WMU Graduate Assistant Conductor, Jeffrey Spenner, will make his conducting debut with the Overture to the opera Oberon by Carl Maria von Weber.

For more information about the concert, call (269) 387-4704 or (269) 387-4678, or visit wmich.edu/music.