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University Philharmonia Orchestra

Monday, September 25, 2017

8:00pm, Hill Auditorium


Oriol Sans, conductor

Pre-concert lecture at 7:15 PM in the lower lobby.

For its first concert of the year the University Philharmonia Orchestra will perform Felix Mendelssohn’s captivating Scottish Symphony, a piece inspired by his visit to the ruins of the Palace of Holyrood in Edinburgh in 1829. The whole work, completed thirteen years later, evolves like a musical stroll around the stones, arches, and half walls of the palace: somber tones, folky sections, magical textures, and a triumphant ending. Tam O’Shanter Overture by Malcolm Arnold as well as Thomas Adès' dances from his opera Powder Her Face provide a less idealistic and Romantic contribution to this musical portrait of Scotland.

Malcolm Arnold- Tam O’Shanter Overture
Thomas Adès- dances from Powder Her Face
Felix Mendelssohn- Symphony No. 3 “Scottish"

Free - no tickets required

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower