Bureau of Mines Building, Room 137
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-2929
February 28, 2014 — Internationally acclaimed harmonica soloist Gregoire Maret will join the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.
Tickets for the “Variety is the Spice” concert cost $10 for the public, $7 for senior citizens and $6 for students.
Maret also will present a Cultural Programs concert Friday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the concert hall. Tickets for Friday’s performance cost $22 for the public and $18 for students and seniors. For tickets to either concert, visit the Performing Arts or Wyoming Union box offices, call (307) 766-6666, or order online at www.uwyo.edu/finearts.
Maret will play his crossover music with the orchestra during Thursday’s performance. He began playing the harmonica at age 17 and is one of the world’s most sought-after harmonica players. Maret has developed his own unique sound, and his versatile style enables him to play effortlessly across different musical genres. He also won the Jazz Journalists Association “Player of the Year Award.”
The concert will feature music from Hovhaness' “Mysterious Mountain” and Schumann’s “Symphony No. 3.”
Guest conductor Tonu Kalam will join the symphony's performance. Kalam was trained as a conductor, pianist and composer at Harvard, the University of California-Berkeley and the Curtis Institute of Music. A prize winner in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Young Conductors Competition, he has guest conducted orchestras across the United States and Europe, and has led more than 135 opera performances.
Kalam is a professor of music at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, serving as music director and conductor of the UNC Symphony Orchestra.
Internationally acclaimed harmonica soloist Gregoire Maret will join the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.