WHAT: SUU’s Symphony Orchestra is ready to usher audiences into the season with their Fall Concert. Led by director and SUU professor Xun Sun, the evening is sure to be made beautiful by a well-selected program.
WHO: Southern Utah University, Department of Music
WHEN: Monday October 24, 2011
WHERE: Thorley Recital Hall, Music Building, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT.
TICKETS: Call (435)-586-7872 M-F 8am-4:30pm, Online at www.suu.edu/arts or purchase at the door.
PRICES: Tickets: $6 for adults; $4 for SUU faculty/staff; $3 for students/youth. SUU students are free with a valid ID.
SUU’S SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
OCTOBER 24, 2011
OCTOBER 24, 2011
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: SUU’s Symphony Orchestra is ready to usher audiences into the season with their Fall Concert. Led by director and SUU Professor Xun Sun, the evening is sure to be made beautiful by the glorious program. The concert will take place Monday, October 24, 2011, starting at 7:30pm in the Thorley Recital Hall located in the Music Building on SUU’s campus. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for SUU faculty and staff and $3 for students and youth. SUU students are free with a valid ID.
The evening’s program will include the rapturous Joseph Haydn’s “Symphony No. 92,” which is more popularly known as the “Oxford Symphony.” Even though it was written for a performance in Paris, the symphony received its name after a performance where Haydn was awarded an honorary doctorate by Oxford University it 1791. The performance will also consist of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Symphony No. 38” which is his beloved “Prague Symphony.” Mozart is said to have created this piece to reflect his gratitude for the people of Bohemia, who had high esteem for his work.
Appointed to his current academic position in 2001, Professor Xun Sun is serving as Director of Orchestral Activities at Southern Utah University. His most recent performance was conducting the world premiere of the dance drama, Dream of Helen, with Hubei Opera and Dance Drama Theatre of China. He conducted the world renowned China Philharmonic Orchestra in recording a new CD of the Spanish Trail Suite, music by American composers Marshall McDonald and Steve Nelson. In 2007, he was invited to conduct the Lviv Philharmonic in the 8th International Contemporary Music Festival in Ukraine.
Don’t miss this spectacular evening of music. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean at (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> .