By Tanisa Crosby
Orchestra of Southern Utah
CEDAR CITY–The Orchestra of Southern Utah has announced their February Concert, World Wonders. On February 22 at 7:30 p.m., come take a round-trip to visit some of the great Wonders of the World through music. On this trip, we’ll be visiting The Great Barrier Reef with music from Debussy’s La Mer, The Great Pyramid of Giza with a medley from the Prince of Egypt, and Song of India by Rimksy-Korsokoff representing the Taj Mahal.
You could spend thousands of dollars on traveling the world, but this music has its own fascinating power to transport the musicians and audience. Travel with us as we perform Jumping Bean a piece written by Villa-Lobos represents the World Wonders of Macchu Picchu and Christ the Redeemer Statue. Dr. Xun Sun originally premiered a Chinese piece Floating Cloud, Flowing River in China. This elegant melody savors a beautiful day and the joy of nature that you can see all around as if you were on top of the Great Wall of China. This exuberance celebrates the culture of dance.
To enhance your travels with the Orchestra of Southern Utah, beautiful pictures will be displayed throughout the music. Poems will be performed by Canyon View High School students. Lauren S. Carter, this past year’s English Sterling Scholar, wrote her own poem that promises to be emotionally stirring.
We also welcome two guest performers: The Red Rock Singers, who will give us a small taste of the Carmina Burana to be performed with SUU’s choir, orchestra, and dancers on selected dates from February 28-March 5. The Southern Utah String Quartet, comprised of OSU musicians who separately have performed ensemble music for 30 years. Book your tickets now to journey with the Orchestra around the world.
The concert will take place at the Heritage Center (105 North 100 East, Cedar City). Children 6 and up are welcome to attend. Ticket prices are as follows: adults $12, students $6, and groups of up to 6 cost $40. Tickets are available now by either phone (435-233-8213) or by purchase at Heritage (Festival Hall) Box Office. For more information call OSU Manager Emily Hepworth at 435-233-8213.
Caption: Carylee Zwang will be the “pilot” as the Orchestra of Southern Utah travels the world through music.