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SEISO concerts set Saturday, Sunday

Oct 18, 2017

The Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Robert McConnell, will begin the Fall Classical concert with a bang.

Opening the concert will be Bach’s “Little” Fugue in G Minor arranged for orchestra by Lucien Cailliet. The orchestra will then move into Beethoven’s unforgettable Fourth Piano Concerto, with soloist and fan favorite Spencer Myer. The concert will be concluded by Saint-Saëns’ monumental Symphony No. 3 “Organ” featuring Carl Moehlman on the organ.

The first concert will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Burlington’s Capitol Theater.

Two additional performances will be given at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Iowa Wesleyan University Chapel auditorium in Mt. Pleasant.

Lauded for “superb playing” and “poised, alert musicianship” by The Boston Globe and labeled “definitely a man to watch” by London’s The Independent, American pianist Spencer Myer is one of the most respected and sought-after artists on today’s concert stages. This is Myer’s third time as a guest artist with the SEISO.

Admission to the fall concert series in Burlington, Ottumwa and Mt. Pleasant is by season ticket or by single tickets, which can be purchased at the door or on the website www.seiso.us. Adult tickets are $15 and student tickets for those aged 0-22 are free. There is no reserved seating.

McConnell will be on hand 45 minutes before each performance to talk about the music and Myer.

For information, contact the SEISO office at 319-385-6352 or seiso@iw.edu. Information also is available on the website www.seiso.us.

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