Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois Symphonies come together at Bedell

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - The Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra and the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra came together for a night of musical collaboration at the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

The orchestras worked together on Monday night to present music from 19th century composer Richard Wagner, famous for his piece ‘Flight of the Valkyries,’ as well as 19th-20th century composer Max Bruch and 19th century composer, Modest Musorgsky.

Plenty of SEMO students were in attendance to appreciate the evening, such as Dakota Price. Studying music as a Minor, she felt the collaboration was beneficial to the knowledge of the musicians.

"As far as a collaboration goes, I think it’s a big thing for schools, especially music programs, to do because with music you can learn a lot of different things, and I think collaborating with another school and with other musicians helps a lot in terms of learning how to be a better musician," Price said.

The performance featured Violin Soloist David Halen, the Concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, who performed with the orchestras during Max Bruch’s arrangement, Violin Concerto in G Minor.

Daniel Rohr, KRCU


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