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Free University Symphony Orchestra concert

Sept. 20, 2009

KALAMAZOO--The Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra will kick off its concert season with a free, public performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, in Miller Auditorium.

The Orchestra will open with two short musical rides: "The Ride of the Valkyries," by Richard Wagner, and "Short Ride on a Fast Machine," by American composer John Adams. The show will continue with French master composer Jacques Ibert's "Escales: Ports of Call," which recalls scenes from Rome, Tunis and Valencia. The evening will conclude on a sultry note, with Maurice Ravel's "Bolero."

The concert also will feature a solo by Stulberg International String Competition finalist Keir GoGwilt. GoGwilt, who is currently a violin student at the Juilliard School of Music, will perform the poignant "Violin Concerto," by 20th-century German master Alban Berg.

For more information, contact the School of Music at (269) 387-4704.

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

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