Minot Symphony Orchestra brings more music for another year

93rd Season kicks off with ‘P for Piece or Peace’

Submitted Photo Pictured are the musicians of Minot Symphony Orchestra. At the center is symphony director Efrain Amaya.

The halls of Old Main on Minot State University’s campus will be filled with symphonic music again on Saturday for the season opening performance of the Minot Symphony Orchestra in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall.

Bringing a performance of pieces all relating to the letter ‘P’, the “‘P’ for Piece or Peace” performance will kick off at 7:30 p.m.

“The evening will showcase some of the most performed pieces of music in the classical repetoire that begin with the letter ‘P'” said director Efrain Amaya in a release.

Songs such as “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” by Debussy, “Pulcinella” by Igor Stravinsky, music from the play “Pelleas and Melisande” by Faure’s, and “Le Prelude” by Franz Liszt will be performed.

The Sept. 22 performance is the first on the symphony’s list of concerts for their 2018-19 series. Oct. 27 will host their “Things that go Bump in the Night” concert and on Dec. 8 they will be performing holiday pieces for their “Holiday Magic” show.

For the first concert of 2019, the Minot Symphony Orchestra will perform on Feb. 2 in “Decomposing Composers.” Their final performances of the series will take place on March 2 in “Movie Magic” and then April 27 with “The Mighty Five.”

As is to be expected, soloists are to be featured from the area. This includes saxophonist Charlie Young, vocalist Emerson Eads, violinist Jon Rumney, cellist Erik Anderson, and pianist Dianna Anderson.

For the Sept. 22 concert, principal cellist Erik Anderson will do a pre-concert talk. The talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be an overview of the works being performed.

The Minot Symphony Orchestra is pairing with Arny’s 2.0 to provide beer and wine services for audience members who are 21 and over. Funds raised are going to support the symphony’s programming.

Tickets for the performance cost $25 for main floor seating and $30 for balcony with senior and student discounts available. They can be purchased online at www.minotsymphony.com or by calling 858-4228.

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