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MUSO
Concert Schedule Fall 2017 and Spring 2018



Friday, October 6, 2017:
The 17th Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert
MUSO performs The Symphony of the Dance
7:30 pm
Ricardo Averbach, conductor
Hall Auditorium, Miami University
Oxford, OH

Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Anthony DiLorenzo: Luminosity
Jaime Morales-Matos, guest conductor
Elgar: Salut D’Amour
Peraza Music Workshop Ensemble
Joachim Raff: Cello Concerto No. 1
Cole Tutino, cello
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

The Miami University Symphony Orchestra starts its 101st season with Aaron Copland’s Fanfare of the Common Man, a work he wrote for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in 1942, during World War II. The work is dedicated to the common man who fought in the war for freedom.

Thirty years later Aaron Copland returned to Ohio. He came to Miami University to preside over our New Music Festival in 1976. The culmination of the festival was his keynote address "Aaron Copland on American Music" in the afternoon of April 12, followed by an evening concert of the Miami University Symphony Orchestra performing his music under his conducting.

Therefore, tonight we join people around the world in a tribute to all the visionary men and women who use the power of music to lift peoples of different backgrounds and beliefs above the differences that set us apart, in a double tribute to Daniel Pearl and Aaron Copland.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017:
Pictures at An Exhibition
7:30 pm
Ricardo Averbach, conductor
Hall Auditorium, Miami University
Oxford, OH

John Harbison: Music for 18 Winds
Steve Lytle, guest conductor
Elgar: Introduction and Allegro
Oxford String Quartet, soloists
Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

This multidisciplinary and multimedia concert will feature the premiere of the use of the Muséik software to synchronize the performance of Ravel's version of Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky with an animation movie produced by the Russian surrealist artist Natasha Turovsky. The concert includes the collaboration with the Department of Art and Interactive Media Studies to produce a unique experience for the audience.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018:
The Two Titans
7:30 pm
Ricardo Averbach, conductor
Hall Auditorium, Miami University
Oxford, OH

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1
Yovcho Cruschev, piano
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 "Titan"

The Miami University Symphony Orchestra will perform for the first time the glamorous Symphony No. 1 by Gustav Mahler, completed 130 years ago, on March 1888 and published in revised version 10 years later. This symphony nicknamed "Titan" creates a parallel with Beethoven, the great Titan composer, whose symphonies served as models to all composers of future generations.

Also in the program we will have the prominent and legendary Bulgarian pianist and composer Yovcho Crushev, laureate in the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, where he participated under short notice. Yovcho Krushev has performed more than 2,000 concerts worldwide during his career, and will come to Oxford under the sponsorship of the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies.
Friday, May 11, 2018:
Winners of the Concerto Competition
7:30 pm
Ricardo Averbach, conductor
Hall Auditorium, Miami University
Oxford, OH

This concert will feature the winners of the 2017-2018 Concerto Competition at Miami University, and a surprise composition elected by the orchestra musicians.