School of Music

Symphony Orchestra

The 2007-2008 season:

Concert I [free]

September 30, 2007, 3:00 p.m., Wright Auditorium
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  • Frans Liszt - Les Preludes
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos - Ciranda das Sete Notas for Bassoon and Orchestra
  • Edward Elgar - Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra, Opus 62, with guest soloist Christopher Ulffers
  • Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No. 8 in G major, Opus 88

Concert II [free]

October 20, 2007, 8:00 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church,
401 East Fourth Street, Greenville, North Carolina
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ECU Symphony and Choirs

  • Richard Wagner - Arrival of the Guests at Wartburg from Tannhauser
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Opus 58, with guest soloist Henry Doskey
  • Anton Bruckner - Te Deum, with guest soloists Karen Hall, Sharon Munden, Perry Smith & John Kramar

Concert III, IV & V [free]

November 18, 2007, 3:00 p.m., Wright Auditorium
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November 19,2007, 7:30 p.m., The Minnie Evans Arts Center
555 Halyburton Memorial Parkway, Wilmington, North Carolina
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November 28, 2007, 9:25 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Wright Auditorium
private concerts for Pitt County Schools

  • Mikhail Glinka - Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
  • Carl Maria von Weber - Concertino for Clarinet in E-flat major, Opus 26, with guest soloist Christopher Grymes
  • Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No 7 in A major, Opus 92

Concerts VI, VII, VIII

January 26, 2008, 8:00 p.m., location TBA
Friends of Music Scholarship Gala
call 252-328-4270 for ticket information

February 9, 2008, 7:30 p.m., Pamlico County High School Auditorium,
601 Main Street, Bayboro, North Carolina
call 252-249-3670 or visit Pamlico Musical Society website for ticket information

February 10, 2008, 3:00 p.m., Wright Auditorium [free]
Medicine and Music Working Together
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  • Georges Bizet - L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2
  • Sergei Prokofiev - Lieutenant Kijé Symphonic Suite, Opus 60
  • Dmitri Shostakovich - Violin Concerto No. 1, Opus 77, with guest soloist Leonardo Perez; Winner of the 2007-2008 ECU Concerto Competition

Medicine and Music Working Together

Support the Grimesland Sunday Clinic. Suggested donation: $10

Donations accepted at this free performance will support Pitt County Care Inc., also known as the Grimesland Sunday Clinic, a student initiative sponsored through the Brody School of Medicine.

The mission of the clinic is to serve those without insurance or access to healthcare. With a special focus on Latino populations, the clinic largely serves migrant worker patients from a 50 mile radius. The clinic asks for no payment or documentation of any kind. Most medications are provided free of charge and referrals for our patients are arranged if necessary. The clinic is open from noon until 4:00 p.m. and is staffed by ECU Physicians and medical students.

Concert IX [free]

March 2, 2008, 3:00 p.m., Wright Auditorium
J. Christopher Buddo, guest conductor

  • Mark Richardson - Spin Cycle (world premiere)
  • Christopher Dietz - Gharra for chamber orchestra, winner composition of the 2007-2008 Orchestral Composition Competition
  • Lionel Nowak - Concert Piece for timpani and strings, with guest soloist Jonathan Wacker John Adams - Shaker Loops

Concert X, XI, XII & XIII

March 5 & 6, 2008, 7:00 p.m., A. J. Fletcher Recital Hall
March 7, 2008, 2:00 p.m. and again at 7:00 p.m., A. J. Fletcher Recital Hall

Ticketed at $15 public, $10 seniors/students, call 1-800-ECU-ARTS or 252-328-4788 for advance reserved seating.

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - The Magic Flute, K. 620

Concert XIV & XV [free]

April 18, 2008, 8:00 p.m., Dunn Center for the Performing Arts
3400 North Wesleyan Blvd., Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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April 20, 2008, 3:00 p.m., Wright Auditorium
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  • Beethoven - Coriolanus Overture, Opus 62
  • Bohuslav Martinu - Concerto for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra, with guest soloist Bo Newsome
  • Ottorino Resphighi - The Pines of Rome