SYMPHONY SEASON OPENER – “Viva South America!” featuring The Alturas Duo with Gonzalo Cortes
Saturday, September 27 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 28 at 2:00 pm
NDSU Festival Concert Hall
Free pre-concert talk begins 45 minutes before each concert in adjacent Beckwith Recital Hall, with conductor and soloists
The theme of this year’s Fargo-Moorhead Symphony concert season is EMBRACE THE WORLD, with the opening concert showcasing music of Chile, Argentina, and England.
Music Director Christopher Zimmerman has invited the ALTURAS DUO and GONZALO CORTES to perform a piece written specifically for them in which they perform on Chilean musical instruments as soloists in front of the orchestra. "Danzas Peregrinas" ("Dance of the Pilgrims") by Horacio Salinas will feature Scott Hill on guitar, Carlos Boltez on charango (a Chilean stringed instrument originally made from an armadillo shell), and flutist Gonzalo Cortes on pan flute.
These classically trained musicians are devoting their performing careers to bringing the music of Chile and South America to American audiences and schools. The Alturas Duo has been recognized as one of the most engaging ensembles performing in the chamber music world today. The only group of its kind, the Duo was formed with the idea of playing South American and classical music by bringing together the unusual combination of the viola, charango and guitar, and in doing so, creating passionate music that moves at ease between the Baroque, South American folk rhythms and new pieces written especially for the Duo.
Additional works on the concert program include Estancia Four Dances by Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera, and Symphony No. 1 by British composer William Walton.
REDUCED SINGLE TICKET PRICES THIS YEAR!
Advance tickets are $25 - $35 for Adults and $15 - $18 for Students (including college), available here and 701-478-3676. $5 STUDENT RUSH tickets (with student ID) are available at the door one hour before each performance.
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AUDITIONS - The audition date has been CHANGED to Saturday, September 27. All details are on the Audition Page.
ANNOUNCING THE 2014-15 CONCERT SEASON:
Featuring music from South America, China, Austria and more! Start your journey here...
PLEASE NOTE - SEASON TICKETS WILL BE MAILED OUT IN EARLY SEPTEMBER.
The 2014 Symphony Rocks "HOT HOT HOT!" concert event on August 14 was a big hit - check out photos on the Gallery Page.