UF Symphony Orchestra to perform four concerts this fall

Published: September 27th, 2012

Category: Announcements, Happenings, InsideUF

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Every semester, the University of Florida Symphony Orchestra introduces UF students and Gainesville residents to classical music through an array of performances. This fall, Gainesville residents have the opportunity to see four free performances by the orchestra.

Conductor Raymond Chobaz will lead nearly 70 students whose majors from architecture to zoology, he said. They will perform a collection of works by a variety of composers of varied national origins. Stella Sung, one featured composer, received her master’s in composition from the UF School of Music. She is the composer-in-residence for Dance Alive National Ballet. Previously, she was the composer-in-residence for the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra from 2008-2011. Sung was honored with an Oustanding Alumna award in 2005.

Chobaz believes that the compositions chosen for this fall are “tales that the audience could easily identify with” and hopes to create a musical buzz around Gainesville.

Here is the lineup:

Thursday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.
University Auditorium
Raymond Chobaz, conductor
Janna Lower, violin soloist
Griffes’ “The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan”
Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3
Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade”

Sunday, Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m.
Swamp Symphony
Presented by UF Homecoming and the College of Fine Arts
UF Bandshell on Flavet Field
John Duff and Raymond Chobaz, conductors
Sung’s “Orange and Blue Rag”
Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade”
Rossini’s “William Tell Overture”
Also featuring various other College of Fine Arts performance ensembles

Thursday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.
University Auditorium
46th Annual Concerto Competition Concert
Winners of the competition will play alongside the UF Symphony Orchestra
Raymond Chobaz, Conductor
Rossini’s “William Tell Overture”
2012 Concert Winners TBA
Rossini-Respighi’s “La Boutique Fantasque Suite”

Sunday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m.
Sounds of the Seasons Holiday Concert
Presented by UF President and Mrs. Bernie Machen
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Will Kesling, conductor
Also featuring performances by the UF Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Women’s Choral and Men’s Glee Glub

For more information, please visit:
http://www.arts.ufl.edu/orchestra
or contact Andy Howard at ahoward@arts.ufl.edu or 352-273-1489

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