Symphony Orchestra to perform March 26

Symphony Orchestra to perform March 26

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The University of Iowa School of Music will present a free performance by the UI Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of William LaRue Jones, director of orchestral studies, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union.

The program will include:

  • Fireworks (Feu d’artifice), Op. 4 by Igor Stravinsky
  • Porgy & Bess: Symphonic Picture by George Gershwin
  • Concerto for Piano No. 1, Op. 23, B flat minor by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (featuring UI School of Music faculty member Ksenia Nosikova, piano)
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William LaRue Jones

Since 1997, Jones has been professor of music and director of orchestral studies and conductor of orchestras and opera at the UI. In 2011 he received the distinct honor of becoming a Collegiate Fellow in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. His conducting schedule includes a wide array of professional, festival, collegiate, and student ensembles throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia, ranging from the Minnesota Orchestra and the Minneapolis Pops to the Penang (Malaysia) Symphony, the Orquestra Sinfonica do Theatro da Paz (Belem, Brazil), the Antofagasta (Chile) Symphony, and the Symphony Orchestra of Lucerne (Switzerland).

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Ksenia Nosikova

Nosikova, professor of piano, has performed extensively in Europe, Asia, South America, and the United States. The scope of her concert engagements expands from prestigious professional concert venues to major academic institutions worldwide, including more than 80 American universities’ guest artist series. She is a graduate of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and University of Colorado, a member of the American Liszt Society’s Board of Directors, and a Steinway Artist.

The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to attend this concert, contact the School of Music in advance at 319-335-1603.

For a UI arts calendar and details about upcoming events visit the Arts Iowa website.


Christopher Clair, University Communication and Marketing, 319-384-0900


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