Saturday, September 30, 2017

Phenomenal Festivals: Season Opens on Oct. 12

Guest conductor Trevor Walker and students from Parowan High

Dr. Xun Sun conducting OSU again this season.

Phenomenal Festival Music Opens Orchestra Season

By Tanisa Crosby

William Shakespeare once said, “The Earth has music for those who listen”. The
Orchestra of Southern Utah is excitedly preparing for their first concert of the fall season,
entitled “Phenomenal Festivals”. Cedar City is known as Festival City and the Orchestra’s first
concert will reflect the city’s title. The music will reflect a sense of celebration from fast, lively,
music to musical melodies that will leave a lingering song dancing in the Heritage Hall.

The festivities begin with Parowan High School’s Wind Ensemble directed by Trevor
Walker. An SUU graduate, Walker is both a talented trumpeter, vocalist, and actor. The Wind
Ensemble has been inspired by his passion and are excited to share music by Karl King and
Pavel Chesnokov!

This season marks the return of Dr. Xun Sun from a sabbatical and he will take his
position on the podium for this first concert as the Orchestra plays the exuberant Festival
Overture by Shostakovich and L’Arlesienne Suite No. 1 by Bizet. This French composition
includes bold melodies from “The March of the Kings” contrasting with a gentle melody and
ending with a joyous “Carillon” that features the brass section. OSU strings will play Going to  the West Gate arranged for string orchestra by Bao Yuankai.

Parowan High School will be joining on the final number, English Folk Song Suite by Vaughn Williams which will be conducted by Trevor Walker.

The Concert takes place on October 12 at the Heritage Center (105 North 100 East, Cedar
City, UT) and will begin at 7:30 PM. Children over 6 are welcome with adult supervision. No babies or younger children please as the concert is recorded.

Season Tickets (Soiree Included) cost $50; ticket prices are as follows: Adults $12, Students $6, and
Groups of up to 6 cost $40. Tickets are available now by either phone (435-233- 8213) or by
purchase at Heritage(Festival Hall) Box Office.


October 12, 2017: Phenomenal Festival by OSU at 7:30 pm
Heritage Theater: 105 N 100 E
Tickets- $12 Adults and $6 Students. Groups up to 6 $40.
More information: 435-233- 8213

Listening Links to Preview the Music:

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