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Aug 27, 2014

FREE Tickets - The Symphony of Southeast Texas

Aug 27, 2014 by LU Student Engagement

Symphony of Southeast Texas Presents...

Appalachian Arabian Nights

Saturday, September 20, 2014
7:30 pm, Julie Rogers Theatre

Featuring Jeff Midkiff, mandolin
Hérold: Zampa Overture
Midkiff: Mandolin Concerto, “From the Blue Ridge”
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

The Symphony's 62nd season begins on Sept. 20 with “Appalachian Arabian Nights” featuring one of the most unique string instruments rarely heard with a symphony orchestra – the mandolin. Virtuoso mandolin player Jeff Midkiff will perform the mandolin and orchestra concerto he composed called “From the Blue Ridge.” Midkiff is a mandolinist and fiddler raised on bluegrass in Roanoke, Va. and also a professional clarinetist. The concerto brings together Midkiff’s two passions and blends the traditions in such a beautiful way.

Following the innovative presentation of the mandolin and orchestra concerto, Maestro Tipton brings it back to the traditional orchestra to perform Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade,” a great symphonic poem based on “The Arabian Nights.” Rimsky-Korsakov was known for his dazzling, colorful orchestration and utilizing the orchestra to the fullest potential. This performance will display many soloists in the orchestra and showcase the amazing talent of our musicians. *Join Maestro Tipton for a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. from the Julie Rogers Theatre stage. Pre-concert lectures are made possible by a gift from Dr. & Mrs. Russ Schultz.

...and the Setzer Student Center has 20 FREE tickets available to students!

Tickets are limited and are on a first come, first served basis. (Only one ticket per student.) If you are interested, stop by the Setzer Student Center Room 212 TODAY with your LU ID!

See you at the Symphony! if you have any questions, call 880-8722.

Upcoming Symphony of Southeast Texas Performances:

October 25, 2014:  The British Are Coming!

January 24, 2015:  Musical "Tails" Remixed

February 21, 2015:  SOST Goes to the Movies!

April 11, 2015:  "Rach" On!