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Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Concert Thursday at WIU

November 17, 2021

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MACOMB, IL - The Western Illinois University School of Music will present a Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Recital Hall.

The program, conducted by Kenny Lee, will also feature faculty vocalists Brenda Iglesias, mezzo-soprano, and Alfonzo Cooper, Jr., tenor.

This performance is open free for limited, general audience seating. Guests are required to wear a mask at all times, in the Recital Hall and lobby.


Kenny Lee, conductor
Brenda Iglesias, mezzo-soprano
Alfonzo Cooper, Jr., tenor

Egmont Overture, Op. 84 - Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Siete canciones populares Españolas - Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
I. El paño moruno
II. Sequidilla murciana
III. Asturiana
IV. Jota
V. Nana
VI. Canción
VII. Polo
- Brenda Iglesias, mezzo-soprano


There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York from Porgy and Bess - George Gershwin (1898-1937)
- Alfonzo Cooper, Jr., tenor

Symphony No. 1 in A-flat Major "Afro-American" - William Grant Still (1895-1978)
I. Moderato assai
II. Adagio
III. Animato
IV. Lento, con risoluzione

Performances in the COFAC Recital Hall are now open for limited general audience seating, with the following guidelines:
· Audience members and participants are encouraged to be vaccinated
· Off-campus visitors are encouraged to complete the WIU self-check before arriving to campus at
· Face coverings must be worn by all audience members, at all times
· Ushers will collect information from attendees (name, phone and email) to assist with contact tracing, if necessary
· Audience members will be expected to maintain proper social distancing from others not in his/her group

For more information, call the COFAC Recital Hall office at (309) 298-1843 or visit

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