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Excitement packed night awaits symphony-goers

Wednesday, January 10, 2001

What do a Pulitzer prize-winning composer, a saxophone quartet, movie music, youth and the symphony orchestra have in common?

All will be seen and heard at the next concert of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra on Saturday evening, Jan. 20, at 8 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium at Morningside College.

The Sioux City Symphony will be only the second orchestra in the world to perform William Bolcom's Concerto Grosso for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra. The work received its world premiere Oct. 15, 2000, by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra with the Prism Quartet. In addition, the orchestra will perform Richard Strauss' epic tone poem Also sprach Zarathustra, a piece inspired by Friedrich Nietzshye's philosophical tome of the same title. The work gained universal popularity when it was featured in Stanley Kubrick's 1968 sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey. The evening will close with members of the Siouxland Youth Symphony Orchestra joining the orchestra for Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov's effervescent Capriccio Espagnol.

Read the rest of this article in the 1/09 Pilot Tribune.