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UW Symphony Presents Mahler and Strauss


April 5, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Symphony will present Mahler's monumental Symphony No. 1, "The Titan," Thursday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts concert hall.

Tickets cost $10 general admission, $7 for senior citizens and $6 students. Tickets are available at the Wyoming Union and Fine Arts Center box offices, or online at www.uwyo.edu/finearts. Call (307) 766-6666 for ticket information.

The performance will be repeated as part of Friday Night Fever on April 8th at 9:30 p.m.

"Truly a Mahler Symphony is a not-to-be-missed experience," says Professor Michael Griffith, symphony director.

A perfect complement to the Mahler is the "Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss." Written late in the composer's life, these autumnal works are stunningly beautiful, according to Griffith. Through the cooperation of the UW Cultural Programs office, the guest singer for the Strauss portion is soprano Deborah Selig, who has sung with major operas throughout the United States.  She will also sing "Fanfare for the City of Vienna."

"Audiences will certainly not want to miss this incredible voice," says Griffith. Selig also performs in concert Friday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts concert hall. Tickets cost $18 for general admission and $15 for students and senior citizens.

The two Strauss works will not be repeated at the Friday Night Fever concert.   

Photo:
Soprano Debra Selig joins the UW Symphony in concert Thursday. (Cultural Programs)

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