For immediate release through Sept. 17, 2005.
FARMERS BRANCH/DALLAS • Bringing together the music of legends, the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra and the Brookhaven College School of the Arts Choral Society perform together Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Student Services Center. This year’s program is titled “Myths and Legends,” and brings together a wide variety of compositions and musical styles from legends in the world of music.
The music includes pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, considered one of the greatest composers who ever lived; Hoagy Carmichael, a jazz composer known for his classics such as “Georgia on My Mind,” “Heart and Soul,” “Lazy River” and “Stardust;” and James Horner who composed the scores for modern film classics such as Braveheart, Titanic and Apollo 13.
The Choral Society will join the symphony to perform John Rutter’s “Requiem.” Rutter, one of the most popular church music composers of the past 20 years, debuted the piece in Dallas. Now choirs throughout the United States and Europe sing his “Requiem” every year.
The 2005-2006 concert season marks the 12th season for the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra under the musical direction of Roger Gilliam. Robert Austin, D.M.A., member of the Brookhaven College faculty since 1979, directs the Choral Society. Featured soloist for the concert is Susan Wyatt, D.M.A., an active performer of oratorio and operetta, and the soprano section leader in the Sanctuary Choir at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church.
Tickets for the concert are $15 for general admission and $10 for students. Ticket sales benefit student scholarships for music majors. For ticket information or to reserve tickets, e-mail the School of the Arts Box Office or call 972-860-4118. The Brookhaven College School of the Arts is funded in part by a grant from the city of Carrollton.