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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

April 14, 2011

Northwest Symphony performs season finale April 19

MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Northwest Missouri State University Symphony proudly presents its season finale concert "Joyous!" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The celebration of spring in symphonic sounds will feature Emmanuel Chabrier's irresistible "Marche Joyeuse;" the ecstatic "Slavonic Dances, op. 46, nos. 7 & 8," by Antonín Dvorák; Morton Gould's whimsical "Pavanne from Symphonette No. 2," featuring trumpet soloist Rachel Sneed, a senior instrumental music education major from Smithville; and exhilarating movie music from "Superman" and "The Magnificent Seven."

The program also will include Beethoven's sparkling "C Major Piano Concerto, 1st Movement," featuring piano soloist David Kinkennon, a graduate student from Iowa City, Iowa, who is pursuing his Master of Education in teaching music. His performance will mark the first time a Northwest student has performed a large concerto movement with the symphony.

"We've named this concert ‘Joyous!' because of springtime, because of the joys of the music written for orchestra, and because of our joy in working together as an ensemble," Northwest Symphony Conductor Monty Carter said. "The joyful spirit of Beethoven's ‘C Major Piano Concerto' is beautifully demonstrated by David Kinkennon. The whimsical joy of the Pavanne from Morton Gould's ‘Symphonette No. 2' is evident in the performance of our principal trumpet, Rachel Sneed. The entire program showcases our members' talents in exhilarating ways."

The Northwest Symphony is led by Monty Carter, adjunct professor of strings and orchestra. Carter, a professional violinist and violist, lives in Kansas City with his wife, cellist Trilla Ray-Carter.

For more information contact Northwest's Department of Music at 660.562.1326.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468