For Release through Sept. 18
DALLAS— Modern choral pieces and classical works from Beethoven come together as the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra returns to Brookhaven College on Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performance Hall. This special performance features Octavio Gutierrez as piano soloist along with the Brookhaven Chorale Society and the Lovers Lane United Methodist Church Sanctuary Choir.
The performance includes Beethoven's captivating Choral Fantasy, Op. 8; Christopher Tucker's piece written specifically for the MSO; Cement 13, and William Grant Still's joyous Symphony No. 1, The Afro-American.
The concert supports scholarship funds that are awarded to students in the Brookhaven College School of the Arts Music Department. The department is represented in the concert by featured pianist Octavio Gutierrez, music professor at the college, and the Brookhaven Choral Society, under the direction of Melody Gamblin-Bullock, choral professor at the college. Formed in 1986, the Brookhaven Choral Society includes more than 60 auditioned singers and performs frequently throughout the community.
The Lovers Lane UMC Sanctuary Choir is under the direction of Jimmy Emery. The 2010-11 concert season marks the 17th season for the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra under the musical direction of Roger Gilliam.
All ticket sales will support scholarships for music students. Tickets are $15 for general admission with $10 tickets available to students and senior adults. To reserve tickets, call the School of the Arts Box Office at 972-860-4118. The Performance Hall at Brookhaven College is located in Bdg. C on the college’s campus at 3939 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch.
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