MYSO's Fall Festivo Streaming Concert
October 28, 2020
Join MYSO’s String Ensemble for their Fall Festivo Virtual Concert
Under the new direction of Dr. Benjamin Firer
MYSO's String Ensemble will perform virtually on Wednesday evening October 28, 2020 at 7:30pm. While this live streaming can be for free, a donation of $10 is suggested and optional.
The Fall Festivo concert will include Andante Festivo by Jean Sibelius, Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral by Richard Wagner, Intermezzo from the opera “Goyescas” by Enrique Granadas, and Romanian Folk Dances by Bela Bartok.
Featuring 2020 Concerto Competition Recipients Jack Gordon and Lillian Pankhurst. MYSO Principal Hornist and Lewis University Senior Jack Gordon will perform Mozart’s first movement of Horn Concerto in Eb. MYSO Flutist and Plainfield Central Senior Lillian Pankhurst will perform Vivaldi’s Flute Concerto No. 3 in D Major.
Dr. Benjamin Firer leads the award-winning youth orchestra in his inaugural performance as MYSO’s new maestro. Dr. Firer is Director of Orchestra and Opera at Northern Illinois University, where he conducts the NIU Philharmonic, Opera Theatre, and teaches music courses. Firer is also conductor of the Northeastern Illinois University and the Chicago Chamber Music Festival. He holds a Doctorate in Orchestral Conducting from Northwestern University and a Master’s Degree from Yale University.
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View the Concert on Youtube at https://youtu.be/t-9iOIDCPNg, or watch below.