Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra to Present ‘Symphony Sampler’


2014_VP_OrchestraCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 9, 2013 — The Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra will present a “Symphony Sampler” on Sunday, Sept. 22, as a light-hearted preview to the upcoming 2013-2014 symphony season.

This short concert will include brief selections of music to be performed on the upcoming season, as well as an introduction to the instruments of the orchestra. Drawings for free tickets to the upcoming concerts will be held, and patrons will have the opportunity to purchase individual or season tickets to the symphony series.

The “Symphony Sampler” is free and open to the public. The concert will take place in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall on the River Campus, and will begin at 2 p.m.

“This program should be a fun and informative introduction to the Southeast Missouri Symphony,” said Sara Edgerton, conductor of the symphony. “We will perform short excerpts of music by such great composers as Haydn and Mussorgsky, and also provide some information about each of our upcoming concerts.”

The program will also include a brief demonstration of the different sections of the orchestra to show how all the various instruments create the amazing range of sounds and expression found in the symphony orchestra.

“This would be a great opportunity for families to introduce their children to the wonderful sounds of the symphony orchestra,” Edgerton said. “We certainly welcome everyone to join us for this fun, informative and short concert to start off our new concert season!”

For more information, contact the Department of Music at (573) 651-2141.