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UMW philharmonic to close season with “happy ENDINGS”

The University of Mary Washington’s Philharmonic Orchestra will close its season with a performance titled “happy ENDINGS” on Friday, April 25, according to a university release.

The concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium, will feature classical music with lively conclusions.

In the release, director Kevin Bartram said he used last month’s concert with Itzhak Perlman as inspiration for the program.

Featured soloists in “happy ENDINGS” include seniors Lavar Edmonds, a violinist, and Rebecca Brown, a harpist, and UMW trumpet instructor Jim Ford.

Edmonds will perform the “Symphonie Espagnol” by French composer Édouard Lalo, while Brown will play “Dances Sacred and Profane for Harp and Orchestra” by the French impressionist Claude Debussy, and Ford will perform “Trumpet Concerto in E Major” by Johann Nepomuk Hummel.

The program also will include “Farandole” by George Bizet, “Symphony No. 5” by Dmitri Shostakovich, and Strauss’ “Champagne Polka.”

“The dancers in our community will enjoy this polka, and our music selections should also appeal to the younger generation as well as our loyal older patrons,” said Bartram in the release.

The concert will be shorter than others in the season and have no intermission.

Tickets are $10 for general admission or $2 for UMW students and faculty, and are available online here or at the Visitor’s Center in downtown Fredericksburg.


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