Summer Melodies June 24, 2018

DSO Summer Melodies at the Arboretum – Community Invited to Play Along!

(DUBUQUE) – The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is happy to present its annual Summer Melodies Concert at the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens on Sunday, June 24 at 6:30pm. This concert is in partnership with the Dubuque Arts Council and part of the annual Music in the Gardens concert series. The concert is free - no tickets required! Bring lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments.

Maestro Intriligator will offer a sneak peek of the DSO’s 18/19 Classics season with de Falla’s “Ritual Fire Dance” from El Amor Brujo and excerpts from Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite.  Patriotic favorites will be featured, as well as music from the acclaimed Broadway musical Hamilton. The orchestra welcomes guest vocalist Cindy Caraway, and highlights orchestra members principal pianist Joshua Russell, and principal trumpet Wes Skidgel. Guest conductor Hunter Fuerste will join in a few Glenn Miller favorites, and don’t miss the conducting debut of John B. Donovan, winner of the DSO 2018 Pursuit of the Podium Fundraiser! 

Returning this year is Play Along with the Symphony! “This is for music students of all ages and abilities, adult amateurs, and anyone else who would like to join the professional DSO musicians and have a fun, educational opportunity.” said Music Director and Conductor William Intriligator. The Play Along includes two pieces, which will open the second half of the program:  the traditional folk song “Shenandoah “ and  the Finale from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 in C.  Sheet music is available for download at www.dubuquesymphony.org. A pre-performance rehearsal will be held the morning of June 24 at 10:30-11:15 am at the Arboretum pavilion.  Bring your own instrument, music stand, printed music, and chair (if needed). If planning to participate in the play-along, please email khoeper@dubuquesymphony.org with your name and instrument, to assist in concert set-up.

The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s performance is sponsored by The Wahlert Foundation.

Come to the Arboretum at 5:30pm to see the DSO’s String Camp performance under the direction of guest artist & conductor Diego Piedra! These 7-9th grade students will spend the week of June 18-24 working with Piedra and a faculty of DSO musicians, sharpening their musical skills and diving into new music. The camp is hosted at Clarke University.

For more information, visit www.DubuqueSymphony.org

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