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Carnegie Hall Preview concerts Sept. 28, Oct. 2: Ensembles will perform Miami Musical Celebration repertoire

09/24/2012

Symphony Orchestra, Ricardo Averbach, conductor (photo, Andrew Bray)
Symphony Orchestra, Ricardo Averbach, conductor (photo, Andrew Bray)
Sept. 28: Carnegie Hall concert tickets have been selling fast, with few seats remaining in the original offering of 1,500 seats. Carnegie Hall has opened up the Dress Circle seating area to accommodate 400 more patrons. Click on the link below to order tickets.
Two “Carnegie Hall Preview” concerts will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, and at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Hall Auditorium. The free concerts feature repertoire that will be performed as part of the Miami Musical Celebration at Carnegie Hall Oct. 7.

'Signature moment in time'

More than 400 students from seven music department student ensembles will “take Manhattan” in a special all-Miami musical celebration at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a performance venue that seats 2,804.

President David Hodge will be the master of ceremonies for the Carnegie Hall concert. “This will truly be a signature moment in time for our students,” said James Lentini, dean of the School of Creative Arts.

Emma Hamlet, junior music performance major; Tim Ovia, sophomore psychology major; Molly Jones, music performance major. Students from virtually every major participate in Miami's music ensembles. (photo, Andrew Bray)
Emma Hamlet, junior music performance major; Tim Ovia, sophomore psychology major; Molly Jones, music performance major. Students from virtually every major participate in Miami's music ensembles. (photo, Andrew Bray)

Preview Concerts
Friday, Sept. 28:

Chamber Singers, conducted by William Bausano; Collegiate Chorale, conducted by Jeremy Jones; Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Jeremy Long; and the Wind Ensemble, conducted by Gary Speck.

Highlights include:
• Chamber Singers with works by Giuseppe Verdi and Leonard Bernstein;
• Chamber Singers and Jazz Ensemble together with Burton Lane and Ralph Freed’s “How About You";
• Jazz Ensemble with Thad Jones’ “Little Pixie” and Paul Ferguson’s “Niece Piece";
• Wind Ensemble with “Apollo Unleashed” from Frank Ticheli’s Symphony No. 2 and other works by Shostakovich and Percy Grainger;
• Collegiate Chorale with works by Ivan Hrušovský, Sid Robinovitch, and Ticheli, and a classic arrangement of the spiritual “Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord.”

Tuesday, Oct. 2:
Choraliers, directed by William Bausano, Men’s Glee Club, directed by Jeremy Jones, and the Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ricardo Averbach.

Highlights include:
• Choraliers with a suite of songs from Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Brazil (“Plena,” “El Monigote,” and “Xango”);
• Choraliers together with the symphony orchestra in Randall Thompson’s “A Girl’s Garden” from “Frostiana";
• Glee Club with works from Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” and “Bonse Aba,” a traditional song from Zambia;
• Glee Club and the symphony together with Randall Thompson’s “The God Who Gave Us Life";
• Symphony orchestra with “Jupiter” from Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” and “Mambo” from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story";
• the three ensembles combined for the Miami University Alma Mater, including a new verse written in the Myaamia language, arranged by Lentini.

'Once in a lifetime musical celebration'; Weekend of events, discounted tickets available

Chamber Singers, WIlliam Bausano, conductor (photo, Andrew Bray)
Chamber Singers, WIlliam Bausano, conductor (photo, Andrew Bray)

“This will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a musical celebration in perhaps the most celebrated concert hall in the world, and we have crafted a weekend of events in New York to make this a major event for all Miami University alumni and friends,” said Lentini.

In addition to the centerpiece concert, the weekend includes receptions, a Broadway show, a pre-concert brunch, and more.

Tickets are still available (discounted rates available through Sept. 30). For information go to Miami Musical Celebration: Carnegie Hall.

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