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Symphony presents 'Two Faces of Music'

Oct. 28, 2009

KALAMAZOO--The Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra will perform in a free, public concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

"Two Faces of Music" will feature works by Franz Joseph Haydn and Antonin Dvorak. Led by Bruce Uchimura, WMU professor of music, the symphony will open with Haydn's epic "London" Symphony No. 104 in D major. Written in London in 1795, it is one of the greatest examples of classical symphony.

The symphony will perform Antonin Dvorak's "New World" Symphony No. 9 in E minor under the direction of assistant conductor and graduate assistant Brian Mast. The piece was composed in 1893, and has become one of the most popular works in the symphonic repertoire. Upon his arrival to America, Dvorak found inspiration in the Native American themes and rituals. He composed this symphony in homage to such indigenous art forms.

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

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Media contact: Kevin West, (269) 387-4681, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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