Southern Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert

October 9, 2012
Dr. Jeffrey Macomber
417.625.9318 (Music Department)
JOPLIN, MO (SNS) - The Music Department of Missouri Southern State University presents the fall concert of the Southern Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 in Taylor Performing Arts Center on the MSSU campus.

This concert is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.

This concert is under the direction of guest conductor Dr. Jeffrey Macomber.  Joining Dr. Macomber will be pianist Dr. Stacey Barelos, and percussionists Brian Fronzaglia and Josh Zimmer. 

They will join the strings of the Southern Symphony Orchestra to perform Sattha, a modern work by Thai composer Narong Prangcharoen.  Sattha was composed to honor the survivors of the 2004 tsunami that devastated Thailand, among other countries. 

This performance is sponsored, in part, by International Studies at MSSU as part of the Thailand semester.

Completing this auspicious program is Aaron Copland's poignant portrait of small town America Our Town, Sir William Walton's two beautiful and poetic miniatures for strings from the music he composed for Sir Laurence Olivier's filmed adaptation of Henry V, and Franz Liszt's expansive and melodramatic symphonic poem Les Préludes.

Dr. Macomber directs the Southern Symphony Orchestra in the absence of Dr. Kexi Liu who is currently on sabbatical.

There will be something for everyone at this concert by Joplin's community/collegiate symphony orchestra. For more information, contact Dr. Macomber at 417.625.9635 or the MSSU Music Department at 417.625.9318 or email .