“I love the smell of napalm in the morning.” The Orchestra of Southern Utah notes that line from Apocalypse Now, but what they love, is the sound of a concert in the evening. As such, the Orchestra is pleased to bring you Legends Never Die on a special night - Saturday, November 9. This concert of forever famed movie music takes place at the Heritage Center (105 N 100 E) at 7:30 pm.
Join OSU and the SUU Symphony Orchestra as they perform the majestic Ride of the Valkyries and Overture from Die Meistersinger, under the direction of Dr. Xun Sun, in honor of the legendary Richard Wagner’s 200th birthday. Ride of the Valkyries has been featured in Apocalypse Now, Rango, and A Bug’s Life, just to name a few. The Overture is very recognizable from its use in the movie Dracula.
The Orchestra of Southern Utah and the SUU Symphony Orchestra also perform Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber. This unforgettable work can be heard in the classic movies Elephant Man and Scarlet Letter. It is a perfect fit for this concert, which is sponsored by June Thorley and Genevieve I. Gardner. “These ladies are steadfast supporters of the arts in Cedar City and we are pleased to present legendary music for this concert,” said Sara Penny, OSU Manager.
The Saturday concert includes the world premiere of Canyon Concerto by Dr. Keith Bradshaw. "Canyon Concerto is based on four areas of Southern Utah: Bryce Canyon, Goblin Valley, Arches, and Zion's," Bradshaw explained. “Each of the four movements treat formations in these areas, such as The Gossips in Arches, and Hoodoos in Bryce, imagining each coming to life, dancing, playing, chatting, or just visiting. The piece is written for my talented colleague, percussionist Dr. Lynn Vartan, who has contributed significantly to this work, beginning with an idea and seeing it come to life.” Vartan performs as guest soloist for the premiere.
The Legends Never Die concert is Saturday, November 9, at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:45. Tickets may be purchased for $10 for adults, $5 for students (ages six and up), $30 for groups of six. Tickets are available at the Cedar City Heritage Center Box Office by calling 435-865-2882 or online a http://www.heritagectr.org/. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended. Season tickets are still available at the Box Office for $30.
Children over the age of six are welcome at all the concerts with adult supervision. OSU requests that babies and children less than six years old not attend as evening concerts are recorded.
For more information, please visit www.orchestraofsouthernutah.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Join the orchestra in this tribute to these legends in music.
Article by Laurel Dodgion, OSU Publicity and Education Director
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