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2016-2017 Concert Season

Friday, September 16 Faculty Chamber Recital
A Program of Canadian Music
KELLY-MARIE MURPHY: Give Me Phoenix Wings to Fly (1997)
MARK RICHARDS: Chopin Reflected (2010)
ALEXINA LOUIE: Scenes from A Jade Terrace (1987)
KIEREN MACMILLAN: Drunken Moon (2006)
KIEREN MACMILLAN: Berceuse for Benjamin (2008)
CHRISTOS HATZISL: Constantinople (2000)
Opperman Music Hall
Friday, September 23 University Symphony Orchestra
BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9
SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Concerto No. 1 – Meghan Carey, cello, winner 2016 Doctoral Concerto Competition
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Saturday, October 8 Wind Orchestra “All-American” Program:
DANA WILSON: Piece of Mind
DON FREUND: Exotic Particles & the Containment of Quarks
ROBERT RUSSELL BENNETT: Suite of Old American Dances
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Sunday, October 16 (3:00 pm) University Symphony Orchestra with the combined University Choirs
DEBUSSY: “Fetes” from Nocturnes
STEPHEN MONTAGUE:  Requiem: The Trumpets Sounded, Calling Them to the Other Side written in memory of those that gave their lives on D-Day during World War II.
RALPH VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS: Symphony No. 3 “Pastoral” – written in 1922 and reflects Vaughan-Williams’ experiences as a British Army medic during World War I.
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Tuesday, October 25 Student Jazz Combo Night
Featuring guest artist Clay Jenkins, jazz trumpet.
Opperman Music Hall
Thursday, November 3,
Friday, November 4,
Saturday, November 5,
Sunday, November 6 (3:00 pm)
Fall Opera La traviata by Verdi
* Pre-opera lectures in 060 Westcott, one hour prior to curtain
The heart-wrenching story of Violetta, a French courtesan, who is suffering from a terminal illness. In celebration of the recent improvement in her health, Violetta is throwing a lavish party where she meets a young poet, Alfredo, who declares his passion for her. When news of their growing relationship spreads, Giorgio Germont, Alfredo's father, meets secretly with Violetta and asks her to end her affair with his son for the sake of his daughter's engagement to a man from a fine family, as that family does not approve of the courtesan lifestyle. Unwilling to destroy another woman's life and reputation, Violetta reluctantly agrees, knowing she will die alone and unloved. This opera features the final scenic design of Gerard Leahy, and is set in Paris in 1913.
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Tuesday, November 8 University Singers / Chamber Choir
 This combined choir concert features traditional and contemporary songs. Dr. André Thomas, who has been the conductor for both ensembles during his tenure at FSU will conduct, along with four graduate assistant conductors. The program will close with the Credo from Thomas' Gospel Mass.
Opperman Music Hall
Wednesday, November 9 Symphonic Band
H. OWEN REED: La Fiesta Mexicana
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Friday, January 20 Faculty Chamber Recital Opperman Music Hall
Thursday, February 16 Jazz Ensemble I Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Friday, February 17,
Saturday, February 18
University Philharmonia Opperman Music Hall
Tuesday, February 28 Wind Orchestra Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Thursday, March 30,
Friday, March 31,
Saturday, April 1,
Sunday, April 2 (3:00 pm)
Spring Opera
Prince of Players by Carlisle Floyd
* Pre-opera lectures in Lindsay Recital hall, one hour prior to curtain
Opperman Music Hall
Thursday, April 6 University Philharmonia Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Saturday, April 8 Chamber Choir Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Tuesday, April 18 Symphonic Band Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Friday, April 21 University Symphony Orchestra Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Friday, June 2,
Saturday, June 3 
Summer Opera
* Pre-opera lectures in Lindsay Recital hall, one hour prior to curtain 
Opperman Music Hall

All concerts are at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

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