UW-P orchestras salute “Unsung Heroes” Oct. 20
The Music Department of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside presents its Symphony and Community Orchestra in concert Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Led by maestro Alvaro Garcia, the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the acoustically perfect France Bedford Concert Hall in the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities.
Professor Garcia said the evening's theme is "Unsung Heroes."
"Our chamber group, the Camerata, performs the orchestral suite 'Don Quixote' by Telemann," Garcia said. "This work has several beautiful scenes and a great deal of excitement as when Quixote attacks the windmills thinking they are evil giants."
Garcia added the music is accompanied by the reading of quotations from "Don Quixote" by UW-Parkside Modern Languages Professor Alexander McNair, the university's expert on author Miguel de Cervantes.
The UW-Parkside Symphony and Community Orchestra close the concert with the exciting and dramatic overture to the opera "Don Rodrigue" titled "Patrie." This piece centers around tales of the evening's second unsung Spanish hero Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar,also known as "El Cid," a great 11th century nobleman, military leader, and diplomat.Admission to this heroic evening of music is $8 for adults, $4 for students, faculty, and seniors. For more information, call 262-595-2457.