David Park, the Utah Symphony’s assistant concertmaster, will be making his solo debut later this month with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, one of the premier orchestras in Virginia. He’ll be performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto under maestro David Stewart Wiley. The concerts will take place on November 18 at 7:30 p.m. and November 19 at 3:00 p.m. in the Jefferson Center. Also on the program will be the RSO premiere of David Winkler’s “Forza Vita;” the Scherzo from Mendelssohn’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream;” and Mozart’s Symphony No 25 in G minor.
Mercedes Benz of Roanoke will host a reception for Park to welcome him as the Mercedes Benz Cultural Ambassador. Mercedes Benz of Salt Lake City, along with KBYU, was a co-sponsor of his debut CD, which received the Global Music Award in 2016. (To read Edward Reichel’s review of the album, click on http://www.reichelrecommends.com/utah-symphonys-david-park-resurrects-encore-favorites-on-new-cd/.)
Also, since Mendelssohn was heavily influenced by Bach and was a major part of the revival of Bach’s music during his time, Park will pay tribute to Bach in 2018, on his 333rd birthday, by playing the complete Bach three fugues live on Classical 89.
The Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra presents “Peter and the Wolf” a Spooktacular Music and Costume Concert. Adults and children of all ages are welcome to attend. Audience members are invited to come in costume. All the members of the orchestra will be in costume for this concert.
The concert will include Peter and the Wolf, with Bruce Seely as narrator, music from “Batman”, “Star Wars”, and “Harry Potter”. The Wasatch Chorale will join the TSO on three numbers on the program: “Duel of the Fates” from The Phantom Menace, “Double Trouble” from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and “Dies irae,” from Mozart’s Requiem. The Wasatch Chorale is directed by Jennfier Heder.
The concert will include a costume parade. All members of the audience in costume are invited to parade across the stage while the orchestra plays “Throne Room” from Star Wars. There will be goodie-bags for children age 12 and under and trick-or-treating after the concert.
Three concerts are scheduled:
- Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:00pm
- Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 3:00pm
- Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 7:00pm
The concerts take place at American Fork Junior High located at 20 W 1120 N in American Fork. Doors open at 6:30 pm for the evening concerts and 2:30 pm for the matinee.
Tickets are available online at http://thetso.org/tickets or at the door. To order tickets by phone, call 801-210-2466.
- General Admission: $10
- Students and Seniors: $8
- Family Pass: $30 (5 family members. Each additional family member: $6)
For more information about the Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra, please visit http://theTSO.org