December 5, 2008

SDSU “Soirée of Music and Dance” to Raise Money for Student Scholarships

A group of the most talented ensembles from SDSU’s School of Music and Dance will take to the stage as part of San Diego State University’s “Soirée of Music and Dance” on Tuesday, December 9, at 7:30 p.m. Taking place at the Don Powell Theatre on campus, the concert features the SDSU Symphony Orchestra, Aztec Concert Choir and members of the University Dance Company will raise money for student scholarships.

The program includes Francis Poulenc’s Gloria, one of the most celebrated of the composer’s works, which is scored for soprano solo, large orchestra and chorus. Suite de Lorca, with music by Einoju-hani Rautavaara, is based on four short poems by Federico Garcia Lorca, performed in Spanish. This four-movement piece features modern dancers and the women of the SDSU Concert Choir. Gabriel’s Oboe, taken from the 1986 film The Mission, was scored by Italian composer Ennio Morricone and features an oboe soloist and the men of the Concert Choir.

Tickets are $25 for premiere seating, $18 general admission and $12 students/seniors, and are available for purchase on-line at www.music.sdsu.edu. Tickets may also be purchased one hour before performance time at the Don Powell Theatre box office. For further information, please call (619) 594-1017.

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