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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Nov. 10, 2010

Northwest orchestra to perform Nov. 17 concert

MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Northwest Missouri State University orchestra will perform music from the Romantic Era and beyond in its concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts.

Monty Carter, who is in his first year conducting the orchestra, said the program will be a colorful one with music from England, Italy, Germany and Russia.

"It's just gorgeous music," Carter said. "We are fortunate to have such a wonderful ensemble in this region, and I feel really privileged to have the opportunity to work with these students."

The program features Borodin's "In the Steppes of Central Asia," a metaphor for the blending of Russian and Asian cultures; Edward Elgar's haunting "Sospiri" for harp and strings; and Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Scherzo alla Marcia," which showcases wind and brass members of the orchestra.

The orchestra also will perform the prelude to Engelbert Humperdinck's opera, "Hansel and Gretel," the overture to Giuseppe Verdi's opera, "Nabucco" and Johannes Brahms' "Hungarian Dances No. 5 and 6."

Carter is an adjunct professor at Northwest and teaches strings courses. A professional violinist and violist, he performs in the Kansas City Baroque Consortium, founded by his wife, cellist Trilla Ray-Carter, serves several area orchestras, and co-conducts the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, which has produced several Northwest orchestra members.

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