JMU Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, March 1 @ 7 pm JUST ADDED



This performance has been rescheduled from 2/22/15 @ 2 pm.

The program features Peter Ilyich Tchaikowsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture, Alan Hovhaness' Mysterious Mountain (Symphony No. 2), Alexandre Gullmant's Symphony for Organ and Orchestra, and soloist Larry Taylor.

The James Madison University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Robert McCashin, is the premier symphonic ensemble for the JMU School of Music. The Symphony presents a number of concerts on- and off-campus each year, and has performed regularly as the invited college ensemble for the Virginia Music Educators Association. The ensemble presents a series of Youth Concerts for students from Harrisonburg/Rockingham and surrounding counties. The Symphony is the only college orchestra nationwide selected to participate in the Carnegie Hall (NY) “LinkUp” concerts for young students.

Dr. Larry Taylor is associate professor of music at Bridgewater College where he teaches piano and organ and serves as department chair. Taylor holds a D.M.A. in organ from the University of Cincinnati (where he won the Strader Organ Competition). As a composer, Taylor has collaborated frequently with poet Tom Noe to produce anthems, cantatas, the song cycle Marie Curie, and the opera Eros and Psyche. Eros and Psyche had its premiere performance at Bridgewater College in 2011. In addition to solo recitals on piano and organ, Taylor has arranged and performed accompaniments on organ for classic silent films.


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