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UW Symphony to perform in Mountain View

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 4th, 2011

The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 11, at Mountain View High School in a concert sponsored by UW and the MVHS music department.

The concert is part of a western Wyoming tour for the orchestra, and will include works by Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, the American composer Lee Actor and more. Long-time UWSO Director Michael Griffith will conduct.

The concert begins with the main theme from Tchaikovsky’s ever-popular ballet, “Swan Lake.”

“This scene—when the Prince first sees the beautiful half-swan, half woman Odette—is quintessential Tchaikovsky,” says Griffith. “It takes an incredibly beautiful melody and fills it with passion and drama. Even those not familiar with ballet will recognize this melody.”

Dvorak’s “8th Symphony” will fill the second half of the evening. Dvorak relied heavily on folk-like melodies from his native Bohemia, so the work is filled with lovely melodies of great simplicity, Griffith says.

For the complete article see the 09-30-2011 issue.

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