The College of Creative Arts is hosting the National Symphony Orchestra for a performance at the Creative Arts Center on Wednesday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre.

The repertoire for the full orchestra concert will feature three dance episodes from Leonard Bernstein’s “On the Town,” Mozart’s “Symphony No. 38, Prague,” and Dvořák’s “Symphony No. 8.”

All programs will be led by the NSO’s Principal Conductor, Iván Fischer.

NSO musicians will also teach master classes at the CAC April 5-8 as part of the Orchestra’s educational activities throughout the state during its 2010 American Residency in West Virginia.

The NSO’s 2010 American Residency is a week-long tour throughout West Virginia, during which the Symphony will perform six full concerts, a youth concert, chamber music programs and programs and classes at schools, universities and for community groups.

All proceeds from ticket sales resulting from performances of the NSO during the American Residency remain within the state to support local arts organizations.

The NSO’s American Residencies Program began in 1992 as a way to share elements of classical instrumental music throughout a region, explore diverse musical influences within a state and give each state a musical voice at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts through training, career development and commission opportunities.

The West Virginia Residency is sponsored in part by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts through a grant from the U. S. Department of Education.

Chamber music and outreach events are made possible in part by the Abe Fortas Memorial Fund and by a major gift from the late Carolyn E. Agger, widow of Abe Fortas.

Tickets to the April 7 concert are $24 for the general public and $12 for all students. The price per ticket for groups of 10 or more is also $12.

Tickets may be purchased by calling the WVU Box Office at 304-293-SHOW.

Master classes with NSO musicians at the CAC will be as follows:

Monday, April 5
Flute Master Class with Aaron Goldman
7 p.m., Room 424, hosted by WVU flute professor Francesca Arnone

Bassoon Master Class with Sue Heineman
7 p.m., Room 440A, hosted by WVU bassoon professor Lynn Hileman

Tuesday, April 6
Vocal Master Class with Emil de Cou and Nigel Boon
10 a.m., Theatre Room 2200, hosted by WVU voice professor Hope Koehler

Wednesday, April 7
Violin Master Class with Carole Tafoya Evans
1 p.m., Room 424A, hosted by WVU violin professor Mikylah McTeer

Piano Master Class with Lisa Emenheiser
2 p.m., Bloch Hall, hosted by WVU piano professor Peter Amstutz

Percussion Master Class with Jauvon Gilliam
3 p.m., Room 210A, hosted by WVU percussion professor George Willis

Thursday, April 8
Trombone Master Class with Craig Mulcahy
7 p.m., Room 440A, hosted by WVU trombone professor Brian Plitnik

Clarinet Master Class with Eugene Mundie
7 p.m., Room 200B, hosted by WVU clarinet professor John Weigand

Most classes will last two hours. All classes are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 304-293-4841 ext. 3108

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04/01/10

CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
304-293-4841 ext. 3108, Charlene.Lattea@mail.wvu.edu

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