Fall in Love with the SUU Symphony Orchestra

Published: November 08, 2021 | Author: Ashley H Palmer | Category: Arts

SUU Symphony OrchestraThe SUU Music Masterworks Series will present the Fall Symphony Orchestra Concert featuring guest artist Dr. Laura Grantier on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Center Theater. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for alumni with card, and $5 for youth. SUU faculty/staff (and one guest) and students can attend for free with a valid ID card. Tickets can be purchased at the America First Event Center Box Office, at the door the night of the performance, or online at www.suu.edu/arts.

The SUU Symphony Orchestra is a dedicated group of student musicians who rehearse and perform orchestral masterpieces from both the standard repertoire and newly composed literature. The concert will feature music from Carl Maria von Weber and Antonin Dvorak.

Celeste Stephenson, senior Music Education major from Delta, Utah, shares, “I’ve loved being in the SUU Symphony Orchestra! I get to play in string orchestras often, but playing in a symphony orchestra is a chance anyone should take if they can. There’s something different about having entire brass and woodwind sections backing you up! I’m excited to play The New World Symphony at our upcoming concert; the piece shows off all of the instruments in the orchestra and includes almost impossibly quiet moments as well as incredibly powerful ones.”

Dr. Grantier will play the Weber Concerto in F minor for the Clarinet and Orchestra. A native of Denham Springs, LA, she earned a Bachelor of Music from the University of Alabama, an MBA from Averett University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Catholic University of America. Dr. Grantier joined SUU as Director of Woodwinds and Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Southern Utah University in August 2021. For 26 years, she was a member of the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C. where she served as Principal Clarinet, Woodwind Leader, Clarinet Section Leader, and Harborwinds Clarinet Quartet Leader. She performed over 2,250 public concerts, military ceremonies, education workshops, and high-profile protocol engagements for high-ranking dignitaries, including the President of the United States, Vice President of the United States, and Secretary of the Navy.

Fall in love with the sounds of orchestral music at the Symphony Orchestra Concert featuring guest artist Dr. Laura Grantier on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Center Theater. For more information about SUU Department of Music concerts, please visit www.suu.edu/arts.

About the College of Performing and Visual Arts

The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) at Southern Utah University comprises 26 academic programs including liberal arts (BA/BS) and professional (BFA, BM, BMEd) degrees in art, design, dance, music, and theatre. It includes graduate programs in the fields of arts administration (MFA, MA), music education (MME), and music technology (MM). More than 60 full-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 900 majors in the College. CPVA presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year and is affiliated with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Center for Shakespeare Studies. Southern Utah University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) making SUU the first public university in the state of Utah to be accredited by all four associations. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit www.suu.edu/pva.

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