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Eastern Symphony Orchestra Concert to Include Youth Orchestra, More


Several guest artists, including the East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra, will join the Eastern Symphony Orchestra for its "Ovations" concert at Eastern Illinois University on Sunday, Nov. 14.

The concert will begin at 4 p.m. in the Doudna Fine Arts Center's Dvorak Concert Hall.

The Champaign-based East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra, directed by Kevin Kelly, is a program of The Conservatory of Central Illinois, the only not-for-profit community music school in downstate Illinois.

Three EIU music faculty members will perform solos: Rebecca Johnson, "Serenade for Strings" by Howard Hanson on flute; Magie Smith, "Concertino in E flat, opus 26" by Carl Weber on clarinet; and Anna Cromwell, "Move II" from Mozart’s "Violin Concerto #4 in D Major, K. 218" on violin.

The Eastern Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Richard Robert Rossi, will also be accompanied by student pianist Derek Maninfior on "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" by Sergei Rachmaninoff in memory of former EIU music faculty member W. David Hobbs.

Seating is reserved. Tickets -- $12 for the general public, $10 for EIU employees and senior citizens, and $5 for students -- may be purchased in person at Doudna Fine Arts Center Box Office, by telephone at 217-581-3110, or online at

The Doudna Fine Arts Center is a division of the EIU College of Arts and Humanities. For more information on the facility and scheduled events, please see



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