The West Virginia University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Harvey Felder, will present a concert at the Creative Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 16) in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre.
The program will includeOverture to Giovanna dArco(Joan of Arc) by Giuseppi Verdi,Nonetto (Movement III , Allegretto)by Bohuslav Martinu,Symphonic Dance No. 4, Op. 64by Edvard Grieg; and following intermission, Peter TchaikovskysSymphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17(The Little Russian).
The WVU Symphony Orchestra is recognized as one of the outstanding university orchestras in the East. In addition to its many concerts, the orchestra accompanies oratorio, opera, ballet, and student-faculty and guest soloists. It has performed by invitation at many professional music conferences in the United States.
Felder, who is director of orchestral studies at WVU , has also served as music director of the Tacoma Symphony, assistant conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony, and conductor of special projects with the Atlanta Symphony. He holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Michigan.
During the 1991Carnegie Hall at 100celebration, Felder made his Carnegie Hall debut, conducting the American Symphony Orchestra. This performance led to engagements with symphonies throughout the United States, as well as in Mexico, Costa Rica and Japan.
For Symphony Orchestra concert tickets and information, call the WVU Box Office, 304-293-SHOW.