Missouri State’s University Symphony Orchestra will offer a free concert on Nov. 3 at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.
One of the music department’s more recent faculty additions, Director of Orchestral Studies Dr. Christopher Kelts, will conduct the concert, performing works of celebrated classical musicians such as Wagner and Mendelssohn.
Symphony orchestra concerts, collaboration
The University Symphony Orchestra is a 75-member ensemble led by Assistant Professor Kelts.
The ensemble gives six concerts a year and collaborates with the choral studies area as well as other interdisciplinary performances.
The MSU’s orchestras — the University Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra — provide students with training in the craft of orchestral music making through the rehearsal and performance of works from the standard and expanded repertoire.
The end product is the making of high art through the orchestral tradition — providing cultural enrichment of music through performance.
Date: Nov. 3
Time: 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Location: Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
Admission: Free and open to the public
Nothing beats the experience of attending the symphony orchestra concert in Hammons Hall; however, if you are unable to attend, the College of Arts and Letters plans to livestream the event at https://livestream.com/msu-coal/Symphony-Nov32015.