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Stow Symphony Orchestra Performs in Ludwig

Posted Sep. 20, 2011

Directed by Darrell Lee Music, the Stow Symphony Orchestra will perform its fall concert at the Ludwig Recital Hall on the Kent State University Campus, at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 1. Ludwig Hall is located in the university's Music and Speech Center at 1325 Theatre Drive, near the intersection of Route 59 and Horning Road.

The concert will feature Schumann's "Manfred Overture", Mozart's "Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467 for Piano and Orchestra, and Beethoven's "Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92."

Jerry Wong, associate professor of piano at Kent State's Music Department, will be featured in the Mozart concerto.

The Schumann Overture establishes the theme for his musical setting of Lord Byron's epic poem, which depicts the tribulations of his gothic super-natural hero.

On a lighter note, Mozart's 21st has long been considered one of his greatest works. The piece is often known as the "Elvira Madigan" concerto, taking the nickname from the 1967 Swedish movie which used the second movement as its background theme.

Soloist Jerry Wong is a graduate of Indiana UniveKSU Associate Professor and Steinway Artist-in-Residence Jerry Wongrsity, Peabody Conservatory and Manhattan School of Music, where he completed the doctor of musical arts degree. A prize-winning artist, he has performed across the U.S. and internationally. His playing has been characterized as "eloquent and elegant...(with) passion and introspection...sensitivity and a finelly honed sense of style."

At its premiere, Beethoven fondly described the Seventh Symphony as one of his best works. The second movement (Allegretto) achieved instant popularity which resulted in its frequent performance separate from the complete symphony. The Stow Symphony recently performed this movement as its contribution to the Stow 9/11 10th Anniversary Memorial.

Tickets for the concert, available at the door, are priced at $10 for adults, and $7 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are admitted free.

Tickets are available for pre-sale at www.StowOrchestra.org/tickets.htm, or by calling 330-678-0029, or in limited numbers at the door.

For group rates call 330-678-0029. For more information and a map to Ludwig Hall visit www.stoworchestra.org.

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For more information contact the Stow Orchestra, 330-678-0029.