OU Civic Orchestra Concert Scheduled for November 12

OU Civic OrchestraOU Civic Orchestra will be holding its final concert of the fall semester Tuesday, November 12, at 8:00 p.m. in the Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall inside the Catlett Music Center.

This semester, the orchestra will celebrate its 11th anniversary by performing an all-Russian repertoire. It will open the concert with Modest Mussorgsky’s interpretation of a witch’s Sabbath on a Ukrainian mountaintop – “Night on Bald Mountain.” Anatoly Lyadov’s “Eight Russian Folksongs,” which explores eight unique temperaments through the different instruments and colors of the orchestra, will be played next. Finally, the OU Civic orchestra will close the concert with Vasily Kalinnikov’s “Symphony No.1 in G minor.”

“The symphony is a journey of great pain and sorrow, yet full of hope, life and jubilation,” said Mervin Tay, the music director for the OU Civic Orchestra.

The OU Civic Orchestra is a performing group comprised of string, woodwind, brass and percussion musicians from OU and the surrounding community. It is open to music and non-music majors.

Mervin Tay also teaches undergraduate conducting and is the assistant conductor of the OU Symphony and OU Opera Theater.


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