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BYU-Idaho Sinfonietta to perform in _____________ (name of city)
The Brigham Young University-Idaho Sinfonietta, a 38-member chamber orchestra from Rexburg, Idaho, will perform in (city) at (venue) on (day of week), April (date) at (time) p.m.
BYU-Idaho's premier orchestra will participate in a two-week tour through Québec, the Maritime Provinces, and locations in the states of Massachusetts and Maine during April.
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The BYU-Idaho Sinfonietta performs a wide range of musical selections from the great classics to modern works, drawn from the 18th through the 20th centuries. Drawn from the BYU-Idaho Symphony Orchestra, members are selected by audition and represent the finest musicians on campus. Each player brings many years of previous experience, and adheres to an ambitious rehearsal and performance schedule.
During this tour, the group will perform in Montréal, Drummondville and Québec City in Québec, as well as in the Maritime cities of Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, Charlottetown, New Glasgow and Halifax. The group will also perform stateside with shows in Presque Isle, Maine and Springfield, Massachusetts.
A sampling of concert titles for the tour include: Symphony No. 7 by Beethoven, Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus by Vaughan Williams, and Mahler's Adagietto from Symphony No. 5.
The ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Robert Tueller, faculty member of the BYU-Idaho Department of Music. He also directs cello studies, the Symphony Orchestra and University Baroque Ensemble.
BYU-Idaho is located in Rexburg, Idaho, and serves students from all 50 states and over 40 countries. During the past Winter Semester, enrollment stood at 15,500 students, with 1,140 from Canada and 69 from Massachusetts and Maine.