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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Sept. 8

The Mesquite Symphony Orchestra returns once again to Brookhaven College on Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performance Hall. This year’s performance is part of the orchestra’s 25th Anniversary celebration and highlights the timelessness of good music. Featured soloists include Matson Topper, music professor at Brookhaven College, and Alicja I. Usarek, music professor at Collin College.

The performance includes Rossini’s classic Overture Barber of Seville, Bach’s beautiful Concerto for Two Violins, Norman Dello Joio’s captivating Scenes from the Louvre, and Alexander Borodin’s Dances from Prince Igor.

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 violinist, Matson Topper, who also heads the Music Department at the college.

The 2010-11 concert season marks the 18th season for the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra under the musical direction of Roger Gilliam and the 25th season for the orchestra composed of volunteer musicians from throughout the community.

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 Building C on the college’s campus at 3939 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch.



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