Calendar of Events

University Symphony Orchestra

  1. Thursday October 10 8:00pm
Hill Auditorium

Kenneth Kiesler conductor
Ayana Terauchi, flute (Winner, 2019 SMTD Concerto Competition)

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

The second concert of the USO’s 2019-20 season presents great, affirming pieces by American composers Samuel Barber and Lowell Liebermann, and the nearly unrelenting tragic story of the final symphony by Johannes Brahms. All three pieces pay homage to the music of the past while breaking new, sometimes revolutionary, ground. Samuel Barber’s Second Essay, argues its case in the fashion of a literary essay with an argument and an aspirational conclusion. The Fourth Symphony of Brahms offers what may be considered the pinnacle or summation of Brahms’ symphonic writing. Winner of the 2019 SMTD Concerto Competition, and member of the USO, Ayana Terauchi, performs the Flute Concerto by Lowell Liebermann.

Barber- Second Essay
Lowell Liebermann- Flute Concerto
Brahms- Symphony No. 4

Free - no tickets required