Feb. 27: Webster Symphony Orchestra

| February 25, 2011

The Webster University Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of conductor, Paul G. Davis, presents a program of live classical music Feb. 27.

Date/Time: Sunday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m.
Location: Webster Hills United Methodist Church, 698 Lockwood Court, Webster Groves, Mo.  63119
Admission: $12 for general public, $5 for senior adults; free to students, faculty & staff with I.D.
For more info: 314-968-7040 or 968-7128

The repertoire for the concert centers on two of Ludwig von Beethoven’s treasured works. The “Overture to Egmont” was composed as part of incidental music for Goethe’s play Egmont. This powerful music depicts the struggle against tyranny. Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 1 in C Major” successfully launched Beethoven as a worthy composer of symphonies, proving that his ability matched and expanded the symphonies of Haydn and Mozart.

Two guest artists will be featured. William Partridge is the Canon Precentor Organist and Choirmaster at Christ Church Cathedral and a member of the Music faculty at Webster University. He will perform Haydn’s “Organ Concerto No. 2, which was composed early in Haydn’s career prior to the rising popularity of the pianoforte. Also featured is Erik Harris, performing the Concerto for Contrabass by Johann Baptist Vanhal. Harris is Principal Bassist for the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and serves on the Music faculty at Webster University. If you are a classical music enthusiast, or a lover of great musical performance, this is a concert not to be missed.

Purchase tickets at the door. Season tickets are available by calling 314-968-7040.

Category: St. Louis Campus News, Webster Events

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