Oct. 14: Augustana Orchestra to Perform with Legendary Rock Band Kansas
In October, Augustana's 80-member student Orchestra will accompany 70's rockers, Kansas, on mega-hits such as "Dust in the Wind," "Carry on Wayward Son," "Point of Know Return" and others in a vocal-meets-orchestral-meets-rock extravaganza in the Great Hall of the Washington Pavilion. The concert is part of Augustana's 2011 Viking Days celebration.
The concert, which will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, is part of the band's "Kansas Collegiate Symphony Tour," an initiative designed to raise awareness and money for collegiate music programs nationwide. TIckets for the concert are available at washingtonpavilion.org. In addition, Augustana will soon announce details on how to purchase tickets for exceptional seating as an additional way to benefit the College's music programs. Stay tuned!
The Augustana Orchestra is one of the major ensembles at the College with the goal of providing a valuable training ground for orchestral musicians while producing high quality and exciting musical performances.
The history of the Orchestra is filled with experimentation and challenge. Founded in 1922 as a collaborative organization with the growing city of Sioux Falls, the Orchestra became the original South Dakota Symphony. For many years, the focus of Augustana's Orchestral Program was within that model until the enrollment at the college grew as well. This growth led to a second opportunity for string players and the study of orchestral performance on campus.
For more information, please see our news release.
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