Augustana Orchestra & Area High School Orchestra Members in Concert
Date: May 9, 2017
Times: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Washington Pavilion
Ticket Info: Tickets range in price from $15-$20 and are free for students K-12 and those with a valid ID.Reserve tickets
Augustana's Performing and Visual Arts will present the Augustana Orchestra with opera students and students from the Lincoln, Roosevelt and Washington High Schools orchestra programs in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, at the Washington Pavilion.
Tickets range in price from $15-$20 and are free for students K-12 and those with a valid Augie ID. Tickets are available at the Washington Pavilion. All seats are reserved.
The Augustana Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Jungho Kim will join forces with Dr. Lisa Grevlos’ Opera Theatre program to present a comedy of layer upon layer of misunderstanding … Signor Deluso. This comic one-act opera has a lead character who certainly lives with delusions! Just when everything appears to be hopelessly embroiled, the maid enters in the nick of time and clears up the whole mess.
The English-language libretto, written by Thomas Pasatieri and premiered in 1974, is loosely based on Molière's 1660 comedy Sganarelle, ou Le Cocu imaginaire. The opera will feature six Augustana music students and will be performed live on stage with the Augustana Orchestra at the Washington Pavilion.
The concert will also feature the Augustana Orchestra performing with string and brass players from the Lincoln, Roosevelt and Washington High Schools orchestra programs. They will present a program featuring Montagues and Capulets by Sergei Prokofiev, Edward Elgar’s Serende for Strings, 2nd movement, and the last movement of The Pines of Rome by Ottorino Respighi.
About the Orchestra
The Augustana Orchestra, consists of both community and student members with the goal of producing high quality musical performances of orchestral music. The orchestra acts as a training ground for talented students to learn the great orchestral repertoire, as well as the excitement of premiering new works. It also gives talented community members of all ages an ensemble in which they can continue to develop and enjoy their musical skills.