AU Musical Events: AU Symphony Orchestra

How’s it going, readers? Feeling inspired by our super-awesome pop-up music library? Looking for an awesome AU musical event to feed your need! Well you’re in luck! Our AU Symphony Orchestra will be performing twice this weekend, once on Saturday night and once on Sunday afternoon.

Conducted by DPA professor Yaniv Dinur, the orchestra will be playing three pieces, each one promising to be exciting in its own right. The first is Rautavaara’s Cantus Arcticus, a concerto combining traditional classical orchestration with field recordings of birdsong from northern Finland and the Arctic Circle. Following this will come Lutoslawski’s Preludes and Fugue, which the event page calls “rough and capricious”- oh, baby.

And last but certainly not least, the orchestra will perform Beethoven’s mighty 5th Symphony. DUN DUN DUN DUNNNN. But seriously, other than the classic 4-note motif, this symphony contains about as much agony and ecstasy of musical perfection as any other piece of classical music (or any genre). Sure to be a breathtaking set-closer.

There will be two performances in the Abramson Recital Hall, one on Saturday at 8 PM and one on Sunday at 3 PM. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for AU community members and seniors. RSVPs are required, so don’t forget! It’s going to be an awesome experience!