The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra’s (UWSO) “A Musical Mystery Tour” season opens Thursday, Oct. 10, with a concert featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Dvořák and Gwyneth Walker.
The concert is at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. An opening preconcert reception, hosted by the Symphony Association and sponsored by UniWyo Federal Credit Union, will begin at 6:45 p.m. with light refreshments, music by the UW graduate string quartet and an opportunity to meet other lovers of symphonic music, Griffith says.
Tickets for the concert cost $12 for the public, $8 for senior citizens and $6 for students. Tickets are available at the Performing Arts box office and the Wyoming Union information desk, by calling or by going online.
Featured on opening night is Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 (“Little Russian Symphony”) from early in the composer’s career. The concert will start with Walker’s “Open the Door.”
The soloist for the Dvořák piece is violinist John Fadial, UW professor of violin. At 11, he performed for President Gerald Ford, and he has since appeared around the globe as chamber musician, soloist and pedagogue.
Check the website for more information on who is performing and what you won’t want to miss!