Hall on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.
The UNC Symphony
Orchestra will give its first concert of the 2013-14 season.
Tonu Kalam, Music Director and Conductor writes the following -
"I am delighted to welcome my friend and colleague Dr. Michael Griffith as
guest conductor for this program. Michael is the Director of Orchestral
Activities at the University of Wyoming, and he has often participated in
“podium exchanges” with colleagues in the United States and internationally.
Thus, in return for his conducting a concert here, I will be conducting a
concert with his orchestra in Wyoming in March. An exchange of this kind has
valuable musical benefits for both orchestras and both conductors, and I am very
happy that this project has come to fruition.
Michael has chosen a varied and
exciting program for his appearance with the UNCSO. The concert will begin with
Overture of the Season, a brilliant work by Czech-American composer Tomas
Svoboda. This will be followed by Dvořák’s charming and melodious Czech Suite,
Op. 39. After intermission the program will conclude with the major work of the
evening, Mussorgsky’s colorful Pictures at an Exhibition, in the
masterful orchestration by Maurice Ravel.
I will be back on the
podium leading our orchestra in our second concert in November. In the meantime,
I will have the pleasure of being able to sit in the audience and enjoy the
October 10th performance of our wonderful group of musicians. I hope you will
join me there!"
This scholarship benefit concert featured a podium exchange. The UNC SO
hosted Professor Griffith for rehearsals and this concert this week, and
Professor Tonu Kalam will visit the University of Wyoming in March 2014.