Dale Lennon and Rick Walker to narrate during SISO concert at Shryock Auditorium next Tuesday

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    April 23, 2013

    CARBONDALE, Ill. - Saluki football coach Dale Lennon and swimming & diving coach Rick Walker will perform as guest narrators for the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra season finale concert performance on Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Shryock Auditorium.

    Under the direction of Edward Benyas, the SISO concert will feature the world-premiere composition of "Two Brothers," written by the hugely popular Chicago area composer, Jim Stephenson. The remainder of the program includes Richard Wagner's Prelude to "Die Meistersinger," Tchaikovsky's "Capriccio Italien," and the "Afro-American" Symphony by William Grant Still.

    Also joining the SISO for this season finale is the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra, led by Dr. Sara Edgerton. The combined orchestras bring nearly 100 musicians to the Shryock stage. (Both orchestras present the same program at the SEMO River Center on Monday, April 29).

    Patrons at the concert will also be able to view a special Civil War exhibit in the Shryock upper balcony lobby presented by the John A. Logan Museum.

    Regular tickets are $20. Tickets for students of any age are $8. Tickets are available in advance and at the door the night of the performance, if you arrive early. To purchase tickets in advance, call 618-453-6000 or go online at www.SouthernTicketsOnline.com.

    For questions about this program, please email Edward Benyas (benyas@siu.edu). You may also contact the "Two Brothers" composer, Jim Stephenson, directly by email (composerjim@gmail.com).

     

     

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