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Symphony Concert Features Esteemed Guest Conductor
November 9, 2012 — Guest conductor David Leibowitz will lead the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra through Vaughan’s Williams’ “London Symphony” Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts concert hall.
Tickets cost $10 for the public, $7 for seniors and $6 for students. Tickets are available at www.uwyo.edu/finearts, the Fine Arts and UW Union box offices or by calling (307) 766-6666.
“A peerless performance. Maestro Leibowitz got it right: strings, winds and imagination soared … The conductor’s conception of the piece was imaginative and impressive,” writes the Journal of the Ralph Vaughan Williams Society.
Leibowitz is the music director and founder of the New York Repertory Orchestra. Recently, he has conducted a fully staged production of Mozart’s “Abduction from the Seraglio” and a landmark performance of Mahler’s epic “Symphony No. 3.”
“London Symphony” is Williams’ most popular piece, a powerful work with massive sonorities and English folk melodies.
Blake McGee will be the clarinet soloist for this concert, playing two shorter works by Rossini and Debussy.
David Leibowitz, founder and director of the New York Repertory Orchestra, will be the guest conductor for the “London Symphony” concert.