MU Orchestra presents annual Family Concert

March 2, 2019

The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - The Marshall University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Elizabeth Reed Smith, will present the annual Family Concert on Tuesday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Marshall’s Smith Recital Hall.

The Family Concert features the winner of the Young People’s Concert Competition, sponsored by the Huntington Women’s Club. This year’s winner is cellist Cole Bedway, who will perform David Popper’s “Hungarian Rhapsody” with the orchestra. A senior at Cabell Midland High School, Bedway studies cello with Dr. Solen Dikener of the Marshall Faculty and plays in the Marshall Orchestra. Now in its 58th year, the Young People’s Concert will take place on the morning of March 7 at the Keith-Albee theater for all the fifth graders in Cabell and Wayne counties. The evening Family Concert is an expanded version of the same program.

The title of this year’s Family Concert is “Music Paints a Picture.” The program includes Three Arabian Dances written in 1920 by Amanda Aldridge, daughter of an African-American Shakespeare actor and a Swedish opera singer, marches by Massenet and Halvorsen, a Milonga by Argentinian composer Alberto Williams, “Dogs” from Adventures in a Perambulator by John Alden Carpenter, and a ragtime foxtrot by Eubie Blake called The Chevy Chase. The concert will open with a fanfare by Alexander Glazunov.

Families with children are welcome to attend. The concert is free and open to the public.

For further information please contact the Marshall University School of Music at (304)696-3117.