Purdue Symphony Orchestra to perform at Long Center

February 12, 2015  


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University’s Symphony Orchestra will perform at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in a concert that is free and open to the public at the Long Center in Lafayette.

The orchestra will perform Aaron Copland’s “Music for Movies,” featuring five movements including “New England Countryside,” “Barley Wagons,” and “Threshing Machines,” indicative of America’s beautiful landscape.

The concert also will include “A Deserted Plantation” by William Grant Still, featuring Ray Fellman from the Indiana University Music Theater Department Fellman as solo pianist. Still was among the first African-American conductors and composers and is often referred to as the dean of African-American composers. Fellman is associate professor of vocal instruction for musical theatre at the IU Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance.

The Long Center is at 111 N. 6th St., Lafayette.  

Contact: Susan Xioufaridou, director of Marketing and Public Relations, Purdue University Bands & Orchestras, 765-496-6785, susanx@purdue.edu 

  

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