Concert Schedule Fall 2016 and Spring 2017

Friday, October 7, 2016:
The 15th Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert
7:30 pm
Ricardo Averbach, conductor
Hall Auditorium, Miami University
Oxford, OH

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"

As part of the Miami University Symphony Orchestra Centennial season the group will perform a concert dedicated to the 15th Daniel Pearl World Music Days. The concert will happen of Friday, October 7 at 7:30PM in Hall Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

Daniel Pearl World Music Days is an international network of concerts that use the power of music to promote cross-cultural understanding and remind people of all cultures and religions that we share a common humanity.

The program will include Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 "Eroica," which has been considered the greatest symphony of all times by 151 of the world's top conductors according to a survey announced in the last number of the BBC Music Magazine.

Monday, November 21, 2016:
An American Premiere
7:30 pm
Ricardo Averbach, conductor
Hall Auditorium, Miami University
Oxford, OH

Samuel Adler: Music for Eleven
Anthony DiLorenzo: Chimera (American premiere)
with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

The composition Chimera was commissioned by conductor Naoto Otomo and the Tokyo Symphony as a concerto grosso for Brass Quintet and Orchestra, receiving rave reviews. The Miami University Symphony Orchestra will proudly present its American premiere with the participation of the Brass Quintet of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Anthony DiLorenzo is an Emmy Award winning composer and trumpeter who established himself as one of the most exciting up and coming artists of today. His music is performed throughout the world by symphony orchestras and chamber groups, including The San Francisco Symphony, The New World Symphony, The Louisiana Philharmonic, The Utah Symphony, The Tokyo Symphony, and The Boston Pops Orchestra. For the past twelve years Anthony has composed more than 80 film trailers, from Toy Story, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Red Dragon, The Lost World, Final Fantasy, Fools Gold, Bee Story to The Simpsons movie in 3D.

Also in the program the group will present the composition "Music for Eleven" by Samuel Adler, one of the most prominent American living composers, who will come specially for the concert in celebration of the orchestra's centennial. Mr. Adler will participate in a pre-concert talk that will take place in Hall Auditorium at 7PM, preceding the concert that will start at 7:30PM. The audience is invited to participate in the pre-concert talk and meet Samuel Adler. No tickets are necessary.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017:
Coming Together!
7:30 pm
Ricardo Averbach and Eduardo Garcia Barrios, conductors
Hall Auditorium, Miami University
Oxford, OH

Leonard Bernstein: Slava! (A Political Overture)
Arturo Márquez: Cantata Sueños (Dreams) for orchestra, mixed choir and soloists (based on texts by Martin Luther King, Mahatma Ghandi, Chief Seattle and Gillermo Velásquez)
with Collegiate Chorale and Chamber Singers
Arturo Márquez: Alas (a Malala) for choir and orchestra
Arturo Márquez: Danzón No. 2

One of the most prominent composers of today, Arturo Márquez will attend the American premiere of some of this newest composition by the Miami University Symphony Orchestra. Born in Mexico, Márquez has been the recipient of several prestigious awards and honors. Márquez was awarded the National Arts and Sciences (Premio Nacional de Artes y Ciencias) award of Mexico by President Felipe Calderón on December 14, 2009. In February 2006, he made history when he became the first musician to receive "La Medalla De Oro De Bellas Artes de Mexico" (Gold Medal of Fine Arts of Mexico), one of Mexico's most coveted award for career accomplishments in the fine arts. Other awards have included the Medalla Mozart (awarded by the Austrian embassy), Medalla Dr. Alfonso Ortiz Tirado, California Institute of the Arts Distinguished Alumnus Award, Unión de Cronistas de Música y de Teatro, and many others. His orchestral music uses forms and styles of his native Mexico that are masterly incorporated into the compositions. They will be performed by the prominent Mexican conductor Eduardo Garcia Barrios, President of Iberorquestas, which is a multilateral project of technical and financial cooperation among Iberoamerican countries to promote musical development, especially among children and youth of medium and small resources and social risk.
Thursday, May 4, 2017:
Centennial Season Closing
7:30 pm
Ricardo Averbach, conductor
Hall Auditorium, Miami University
Oxford, OH

Winners of the Concerto Competition TBA
World Premiere of a new composition by Per Bloland
Saint-Saëns: The Swan, from Carnival of the Animals (to Elizabeth Potteiger)
Villa-Lobos: Song of the Black Swan, from The Kleonics’ Shipwreck (to Aldo Parisot)
Ronald Crutcher, soloist

The closing concert of the Centennial Season of the Miami University Symphony Orchestra will feature a number of surprises, starting with the world premiere of a new composition by Dr. Per Bloland, composition professor at Miami University. It will also feature the Winners of the 2016-17 Concerto Competition paying an homage to the Miami alum and former Provost Dr. Ronald Crutcher.

A national leader in higher education, a distinguished classical musician and an accomplished administrator, Dr. Ronald Crutcher became the 10th President of the University of Richmond in 2015. He is the first cellist to receive a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale University, and a recipient of a Fulbright Award that allowed him to study at the University of Bonn.

Dr. Ronald Crutcher will dedicate his performances to Elizabeth Potteiger, his former cello instructor when he first came to Miami University at the age of 14, and Aldo Parisot, his cello instructor at Yale University.