Tuesday, November 26, 2013

SMU Chamber Orchestra to perform Dec. 8

WINONA, Minn. — The Saint Mary’s University Chamber Orchestra will perform a special birthday tribute concert, “Britten’s Centennial,” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Figliulo Recital Hall, located in the SMU Performance Center.

The English composer Benjamin Britten was born on Nov. 22, 1913. In celebration of this centenary, this concert will include two of his most famous works, “Simple Symphony for Strings” and “Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings.”

The orchestra is composed of Saint Mary’s students and faculty, along with Winona community members, under the direction of Dr. David Leung. The concert will feature the talents of Dr. Mark Mowry, a tenor from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire; and Regina Barbosa, a senior public relations major, on French horn.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and are available at the SMU Box Office, (507) 457-1715, Monday through Friday from 10 am. to 6 p.m. or online at www.pagetheatre.org.