SIUE-SIUC join for concert

[Video] Last Wednesday, the SIUE and SIUC orchestras came together for a combined concert. Put on by Arts and Issues, the concert was part of this spring’s CAS colloquium, “Thinking About Space.”

The combined orchestras played to a packed house. Ed Benyas from SIUC started off conducting for the evening with “Russian Easter Festival Overture” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. He was then joined by master violinist David Kim for “Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor” by Camille Saint-Saens.

After the intermission SIUE’s own Michael Mishra took the stage as conductor for “The Planets” by Gustav Holst. This seven part work features music depicting the other seven planets in our solar system.

Be Sociable, Share!

Filed Under: Music

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Comments are closed.

Switch to our mobile site