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Orchestra Presents Thanksgiving Week Concert, 'Mysteries and Celebrations', Monday

Orchestra Presents Thanksgiving Week Concert, 'Mysteries and Celebrations', Monday

November 17, 2011

102508November 17, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — The DePauw University Orchestra will present a Thanksgiving week concert, "Mysteries and Celebrations," next Monday, November 21. The featured work on the program will be Mysterious Mountain by American composer Alan Hovhaness. The music will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, located within DePauw's Green Center for the Performing Arts, and is presented free of admission charge.

"Thanksgiving gatherings bring families and friends together as the daylight hours shorten, and the seasons change," says Orcenith Smith, conductor of the orchestra. "It is, perhaps, a time of mystery and celebration, as these gatherings give pause for reflection about family history and relationships. We will explore the ideas of joy, mystery, and celebration with the music of the concert.”

Also on the program will be Symphony No. 4 in F major by English baroque composer, 102501William Boyce; a 2001 work, Nymphéa Reflection (Sostenuto) by Finnish composer, Kaija Saariaho; and Conga del Fuego Nuevo by Mexican composer Arturo Márquez.

Founded in 1884, the DePauw University School of Music is one of the nation’s oldest private institutions for post-secondary music instruction and the longest-running in Indiana. Learn more here.