Concert: ASU Symphony Orchestra
Titled “Through Space and Time,” the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is open free to the public. The ASU Symphony Orchestra comprises more than 50 student musicians and is directed by Dr. Fagner M. Rocha, assistant professor of music.
The repertoire for the concert will include “Thus Spoke Zarathustra” by Richard Strauss, which is the opening theme for the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey,” Russell Peck’s “The Thrill of the Orchestra” narrated by Dr. Fred Wilson of the ASU physics faculty, and Carl Reincke’s “Flute Concert in D. Major Op. 283” performed by student soloist Rebekah Arana-Cook, co-winner of the 2016-17 ASU Concerto Competition.
Other musical selections will include “Mars, the Bringer of War” from Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” and several themes by John Williams from “Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace.”
In addition to the public concert, the ASU Symphony Orchestra will also perform two educational concerts for local and area public school students at 1 p.m. on April 26 and April 27 in the ASU Auditorium.