ECSU Albemarle Symphony Orchestra

Kesha Williams
January 19, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--The ECSU Albemarle Symphony Orchestra will hold its fall concert at 3 p.m. on January 24 at the Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center. The concert is free.

Concert selections will include works by Alfred Reed, one of America's most prolific and frequently performed composers. Reed has more than 200 published works for concert band, wind ensemble, orchestra, chorus, and chamber ensemble. The orchestra will also perform works by Camille Saint-Saens, a French composer. Saints-Saens was co-founder of the Societe Nationale de Musique, and composer of over 300 musical works, including symphonic poems such as "Danse Macabre" and operas such as "Samson et Dalila." Also scheduled are works by pianist Gustav Holst, a British composer known for his choral part-songs, song cycles, operas and orchestral pieces such as "The Planets." Dr. Janine Parnell is the conductor of the ECSU Albemarle Symphony Orchestra. For more information, call the ECSU Music Department, 252-335-3359.