Orchestra to unveil 'Possum Town Prelude' in Saturday concert

September 22, 2013 12:11:04 AM



The Starkville/MSU Symphony Association, Mississippi University for Women and the Columbus Arts Council will sponsor an evening concert by the Starkville/MSU Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 in Rent Auditorium, 1100 College St., on the Mississippi University for Women campus in Columbus.  


Dr. Julia Mortyakova, Chair of the MUW Music Department, will be the featured artist performer, joining the orchestra for the Concertstuke for Piano and Orchestra by Richard Schumann. The performance also includes a premiere of MUW music professor Dr. Richard Montalto's original composition, "Possum Town Prelude" and Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 in C Major. The Starkville-MSU Symphony is under the direction of Dr. Michael Brown, head of the Department of Music at Mississippi State University. 


Tickets for the concert are $10, with MUW and MSU faculty, staff and students receiving free admission with valid University ID. Tickets are available at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., in downtown Columbus and will also be available at the door the night of performance. For tickets or more information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787, or email [email protected] 


The Symphony Association was established in 1969 and is now celebrating its 45th season. Doug Browning conducts the Symphony Chorus, which was organized in 1972.  


For more information about the association, go to starkvillesymphony.org.