Symphony Orchestra to be held Saturday

The SHSU School of Music will present the Symphony Orchestra Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Beto Criminal Justice Building’s Killinger auditorium. The symphony is conducted by professor and musician Carol Smith and will feature a performance by clarinet professor Patricia Card.Card will be playing “Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra”. Music from this work can be heard in movie sound tracks such as “Amadeus”, “Out of Africa” and “Green Card”.In addition to her solo, Smith will also conduct the symphony.”On each concert, at the time, I am always thinking how great this concert is,” Smith said. She especially likes this one because it has a lot of familiar tunes from movies that the audience will recognize.”In each concert, we have an overture and a large orchestral work of something, usually a soloist,” said Smith. This year, a fanfare will replace the overture. A crowd of about 300 people is expected at this event. “It is always a good crowd turnout,” Smith said. “We’re always proud of that.”The music department hosts two to three concerts each semester.The performance will feature the famous “Fanfare fur die Weiner Philharmonkier” written by Richard Strauss for the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra brass and percussion sections. Matthew McInturf, professor of music and director of bands, will conduct the piece. The orchestra will also play Tchaikovsky’s “Capriccio Italien”, a work that includes orchestral effects and quotes from Neapolitan street songs and tarantellas performed at challenging tempos.Admission to the concert is free for students will proper student identification. Senior citizen tickets are $5 and all other tickets are $8.For more information about the Symphony Orchestra or for other performances by the School of Music, contact the school at 294-1360 or by e-mail at

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