Mercyhurst Civic Orchestra: A Visit to Eastern Europe

Walker Recital Hall

Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 - 4p.m.

Dvorak Violin Concerto - soloist Jonathan R. Moser and guest conductor Dr. David Tedford
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in f minor, Op. 36

These two pieces share a deep connection with their respective countries because they both close with exceptional developments of folk music.

Tchaikovsky wrote that this symphony begins with the sound of Fate, and drew parallels with Beethoven’s 5th symphony. Dvorak was responding to the commission of violinist, Joachim in the composition of his violin concerto. Yet both of these works transcend the mundane and are exemplary in pushing the boundaries of form to express the passion each composer was experiencing at the time.

Come hear this evening of passionate and expressive music. Especially meaningful for faculty soloist, Jonathan Moser, is the inclusion of guest conductor Dr. David Tedford. Dr. Tedford is a former student of Mr. Moser’s and has invited Mr. Moser to solo with the Bloomsburg orchestra in April.

Adult: $5
MU student (with ID), Faculty and Children ages 12 and under: $2

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