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Bishop to Narrate "Lincoln Portrait" in OCU Orchestra Opener
Bishop Robert Hayes will narrate Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait” at the season-opening concert for the Oklahoma City University Symphony Orchestra, Oct. 8 in Petree Recital Hall. The 8 p.m. event is free and open to the public. A free pre-concert talk will be held in the Atrium of the Bass Music Center at 7:30 p.m. The concert also will feature soloist Jason Jupiterwala in the first movement of Antonin Dvorák’s Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104. The program opens with Leonard Bernstein’s Overture to Candide, followed by Corral Nocturne and Saturday Night Waltz from Copland’s “Rodeo,” led by graduate conductor William Bohn. Mark Parker and Benjamin Nilles will also conduct. The concert will conclude with Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, from Dvorák’s symphony “From the New World.” The orchestra’s’ 2009-10 season continues Nov. 24 with works by Rossini, Chopin, Prokofiev and Shostakovich. The Oklahoma City University Symphony Orchestra has been honored by ASCAP with the Adventurous Programming Award. In 2004, the ensemble represented the United States at the “Meet in Beijing” arts festival. The Symphony Orchestra was the honor group at the 2009 OMEA State Convention. ? For more information on the OCU Symphony Orchestra, contact Parker’s office at 405.208.5474.