OU Symphony Orchestra, New Music Ensemble To Join Forces This Weekend

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The Ohio University Symphony Orchestra is teaming up with the OU New Music Ensemble to present an afternoon of 20th and 21st century music at the First United Methodist Church in Athens, Ohio, on Sunday, May 6 at 4 p.m. 

Featuring the winners of the Student Soloist Competition, David Crider and Laura Smith, the orchestra will be performing Creston’s Concertino for Marimba and Orchestra and Martinu’s Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra

The New Music Ensemble will present Ohio University Distinguished Professor of Composition Dr. Mark Phillips' Appalasia for Erhu and Computer Music, Christopher Adler's Ecstatic Volutions in a Neon Haze, and the world premiere of Sextet by graduate composition student Sam Ferris.

The Ohio University Symphony Orchestra is a full-sized, 60-member ensemble, devoted to the training of outstanding instrumentalists in the performance of a wide range of styles in the orchestral repertoire.

In addition to its own concert series, the Symphony Orchestra collaborates in performances with choral ensembles, Opera Theater, and the Performing Arts Series.

The Ohio University New Music Ensemble is a collaborative contemporary music and composers collective that is open to any student on campus. This course allows students to rehearse, study and perform small ensemble music, ranging from solo repertoire to full mixed ensembles, including any instrument combination possible or available, and covering any modern-day genre.

This event, supported by Arts for Ohio, is free to the public.