FREE event but seats reserved. Symphonic Band – Dr. Douglas OrzolekSymphonic Wind Ensemble – Dr. Matthew George, ConductorFeaturing Colombian Guest Conductor, Dr. Patricia Vanegas Ruiz
Fanfares, marches, and jubilant melodies open our 30th anniversary season in the Festive Overture of iconic American composer William Grant Still. Nino Rota, composer of film music for The Godfather parts I and II, brings his dramatic gifts to the concert stage with the playful and lyrical Concerto for Bassoon, featuring MPO’s own Brian Hadley. And the pastoral open spaces of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 are host to dances, storms and songs of gratitude.