(LANDER) – The Fremont Symphony Orchestra presents internationally renowned cellist Evan Drachman in its fall concert to open its 28th season, Saturday, November 8, 7 p.m. at the Lander Valley High School Auditorium.
Conductor Rebecca Murdock said Drachman will perform the Dvorak Cello Concerto with the orchestra. Evan Drachman regularly performs recitals, concerti and chamber music, in addition to solo appearances, in the United States and abroad.
The concert also features works by composers musically related to Dvorak, including Brahms' "Hungarian Dances." Murdock said that Brahms was Dvorak's mentor and that Dvorak had arranged some of Brahms' "Hungarian Dances".
The orchestra will also present Austro-American composer Victor Herbert's Habanera. Murdock added that Herbert's Second Cello Concerto inspired Dvorak to create the Cello Concerto featured during this concert.
The concert will include performances by the Imperial Orchestra of the Shostakovich Second Waltz and Glière's "Russian Sailor's Dance" from the "The Red Poppy" ballet.
Although most Fremont Symphony Orchestra members live within Fremont County, orchestra performers also come from several other Wyoming counties.
This concert is supported in part by grants from the Lander Community Foundation and the Lander District Recreation Board. The orchestra also received significant support from an anonymous matching donation, Best Western Hotels, Holiday Inns, Western Printing and Mountain Rose Bed and Breakfast.
Concert tickets ($ 10 / person; $ 20 / family) are available at the door. A reception with the orchestra follows the concert and includes refreshments.
This season's second concert will be March 14, 2015.
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