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University of Mississippi

L-O-U Symphony Orchestra Set For March 5 Concert at Ford Center

OXFORD, Miss – The Lafayette-Oxford-University Symphony is set to present an interesting mix of familiar and not-so-familiar orchestral music, as well as performances from students soloists, at a March 5 concert in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets for the 8 p.m. concert are $10 for general admission and $6 for students with a valid ID. They can be purchased at the UM Box Office in the Student Union or by calling 662-915-7411.

“I think that the student soloist concert is always a particularly exciting program,” said Ron Vernon, associated dean emeritus of liberal arts and professor emeritus of music. “We have some outstanding musicians in our Department of Music, and the competition for appearing with the orchestra is always intense.”

The concert will open with “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and conclude with the suite from Swan Lake by Peter Tchaikovsky. Other pieces will feature students Terrance Evans and Travis Wilburn on the piano and saxophone, respectively. UM students comprise most of the orchestra, with some faculty, staff and community musicians also performing.

“We try to present a selection of music from different time periods and regions on each concert and during the entire season,” Vernon said. “I think the audience should be looking forward to an interesting mix of familiar and unfamiliar orchestra music, and remarkable performances from our soloists.”

The symphony’s final concert of the academic year is April 30, featuring Diane Wang, UM music instructor, on Cecille Chaminade’s “Concerto for Flute and Orchestra.”

For more information, visit https://www.olemiss.edu/depts/music/. For assistance related to a disability, call 662-915-7411.