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The Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Orchestra announces a March 5 concert featuring music from the European Romantic period.
Free to all, â€śRomantic Rendezvousâ€ť includes some major pieces written and performed between approximately 1800 and the beginning of the 20th century.
The 7:30 p.m. program in Lee Hallâ€™s Bettersworth Auditorium opens with an overture of Beethovenâ€™s â€śLenore Overture, No. 3,â€ť the most popular of three the German composer wrote for his only opera, â€śFidelio.â€ť
MSU music department strings instructor Simona Barbu will be featured as the cello soloist on Russian Peter Tchaikovskyâ€™s â€śVariations on a Rococo Theme,â€ť which gained widespread modern fame through performances and recordings of Leonard Rose and Yo Yo Ma.
Also on the bill will be the work of another German, Robert A. Schumannâ€™s Symphony No.3 in Eb, Op.97 (â€śRhenishâ€ť)
For more information, visit http://www.starkvillemsusymphony.org.