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EIU Symphony Orchestra, Choral Ensembles to Present 'Songs of Fate'


The Eastern Symphony Orchestra and EIU Choral Ensembles will present "Songs of Fate" on Sunday, April 25, in Eastern Illinois University's Doudna Fine Arts Center.

The concert will begin at 4 p.m. in the Dvorak Concert Hall. Tickets are $12 for the general public; $10 for seniors and EIU employees; and $5 for students. Seating is reserved.

The program, which will later be televised on WEIU-TV, includes a variety of selections, including "Romeo and Juliet Overture" by Tchaikovsky, "Schicksalslied" by Brahms, and "Magnificat" by Stanford.

The musicians will perform under the guidance of conductor Richard Robert Rossi.

Concerto winner Ali Walton, a senior accounting and finance major with a minor in music, will be featured on horn in Strauss' "Concerto for Horn No. 1 in E-Flat, Opus 11." She studies with EIU horn professor Katherine McBain.

The Eastern Symphony Orchestra will play for the University Mixed Chorus, Concert Choir, Camerata Singers and Oratorio Society.

Organist Derek Maninfior will accompany the Camerata and Concert Choir. Other instrumentalists featured will include Anna Cromwell and Terry Coulton on violin and Ka-Wai Yu on cello for Gorczycki's "In Virtute Tua"; and April Lee (oboe) and Julia Jamieson (harp) on "The Lord is My Shepherd" by Rutter.

A recording of the concert will air on WEIU-TV at 6 p.m. May 4 and May 9.

For tickets and information, or to arrange accommodations for persons with special needs, contact Doudna Fine Arts Patron Services (217-581-3110 or or visit the Doudna Fine Arts Center Box Office. The Doudna Fine Arts Center is a division of the EIU College of Arts and Humanities. For more information, please see



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