Baylor Symphony Presents Concert April 30

April 27, 2001

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University Symphony Orchestra will present its final concert for 2000-2001 at 8 p.m. Monday, April 30, in Jones Concert Hall under the direction of Stephen Heyde, Conductor-in-Residence and director of orchestral activities.

Opening the program will be Samuel Barber's mischievous Overture to the School for Scandal, conducted by graduate student Bradley Schliesser. Written in 1931, this concert overture was premiered two years later by the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Next will come one of Claude Debussy's most innovative orchestral works, his Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun which was first performed in 1894 in Paris. Graduate student Eduardo Espinel will serve as conductor.

Following intermission, guest conductor Giancarlo Guerrero will be on the podium for a performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1, sometimes called the "Titan" Symphony. Guerrero, a Baylor graduate who now serves as associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, is a native of Nicaragua and has conducted throughout Central and South America.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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