June 20, 2019
Writer: Kaitlyn Sims
Brigham Young University-Idaho’s premier orchestral ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, will perform its second of two concerts this semester on July 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Barrus Concert Hall.
The performance will consist of an overture of Mozart’s Magic Flute Opera, a number with featured soloist and faculty member, Alicia McQuay, as well as a symphony of Russian orchestra composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s first symphony, Opus 1.
The 47 students performing in this concert will acquire professional experience as they perform the way a standard orchestra concert is set up with a shorter overture, a featured soloist, and a longer symphony. Symphony Orchestra Director Robert Tueller arranged the concert this way to benefit the students in their future careers as musicians.
“I try to give students experiences here that will mirror the types of experiences they might have if they choose to play in a more professional setting,” Tueller said.
Tickets for the performance are $3 for students and $6 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased online at www.byui.edu/tickets, at the University Store Ticket Office, or by calling 208-496-3170.