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Concert features classical favorites

Nov. 13, 2008

KALAMAZOO--University Symphony Orchestra at Western Michigan University will present its debut "Light Classic Pops" concert at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, will feature some of the most recognized and celebrated classical tunes in the orchestral repertoire. Conductor Bruce Uchimura and graduate assistant conductor Brian Mast will share baton duties for the festive occasion.

The evening's program will open to the familiar march of Franz von Suppe's "Light Cavalry Overture," followed by Edvard Greig's "Peer Gynt Suite." Mast will then direct the orchestra in Antonin Dvorak's "Slavonic Dance" and Georges Bizet's "Carmen." The set will conclude with selections from Bizet's "L'Arlesienne Suites" and Aaron Copland's lively "Hoe Down," from the ballet "Rodeo."

For more information about the WMU School of Music, visit wmich.edu/music.

Media contact: Kevin West, (269) 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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