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Symphony Orchestra Concert Thursday at WIU

September 28, 2022

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MACOMB, IL - The Western Illinois University School of Music will present a Symphony Orchestra Concert, "Pictures at an Exhibition," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 in the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Recital Hall.

The WIU Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of WIU Assistant Professor of Cello and Director of Orchestral Activities Kenny Lee, will perform works by Verdi, Golijov and Ravel's orchestration of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition."

This performance is open free for general audience seating and the performance will be live-streamed on the School of Music's YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Overture to La forza del destino - Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

Last Round for String Ensemble (1996) - Osvaldo Golijov (b. 1960)
I. Movido, urgente - Macho, cool and dangerous
II. Muertes del Angel - Deaths of the Angel - Lentissimo


Pictures at an Exhibition - Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)/orch. Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
I. The Gnome
II. The Old Castle
III. Tuileries (Children's Quarrelling at Play)
IV. Bydlo
V. Ballet of Unhatched Chicks
VI. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
VII. Limoges. The Market (The Great News)
VIII. Catacombs (Sepulcrum romanum)
Con mortius in lingua mortua
IX. The Hut on Hen's Legs (Baba Yaga)
X. The Great Gate of Kiev

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

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