Marquette Symphony Orchestra’s February Concert: Romantic Impressions and Youth Concerto Winner – 02/11/17

February 9, 2017

Marquette, MichiganFebruary 9, 2017 – The Marquette Symphony Orchestra presents Romantic Impressions as well as the winner of its Eighth Youth Concerto winner for its February concert.

This year’s Youth Concerto Contest winner is Timothy Bedard, who is completing his Master’s degree in Horn Performance at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Tim is from Melbourne, Florida, but is no stranger to Marquette, since he played with the Marquette City Band last summer. Following graduation, Tim will be joining the United States Coast Guard Band in New London, Connecticut. Bedard will be performing the Horn Concerto No. 1, which was written by Richard Strauss in 1893 while Strauss was a philosophy student at Munich University.

Romantic Impressions will include the Barber of Seville Overture, by Rossini, which was voted MSO “audience favorite” last spring. It is one of the top ten most-performed operas worldwide and its overture is one of the most recognizable in the repertoire.

Overture to Tannhäuser, by Wagner, will also be performed. The story in this opera centers on the struggle between sacred and profane love, and redemption through love, a theme running through much of Wagner’s mature work.

And finally, the orchestra will perform La Mer, by Debussy. The complete title is La mer, trois esquisses symphoniques pour orchestre, which means The Sea, Three Symphonic Sketches for Orchestra. This three-movement work is one of Debussy’s most admired and frequently performed works.

More information about the “Romantic Impressions Concert” program can be found at http://marquettesymphony.org/events/event/youth-concerto/.

The concert will be performed at the historic Kaufman Auditorium at 7:30 pm on Saturday, February 11. Tickets are on sale at NMU’s Central Ticket Office in the Barry Events Center as well as through www.nmu.edu/tickets or by phone at 906-227- 1032.

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