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Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra to Perform March 19

For Immediate Release: March 10

Dr. Christopher Koch
Director of Orchestra and Wind Symphony
Office: (417) 873-7298

SPRINGFIELD , Mo. , March 10, 2009 — The Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra (SDCO) will present its third and final concert of the season on Thursday, March 19 at 7:30 pm in Drury's Stone Chapel.

Comprising a combination of students, professional performers, educators and dedicated enthusiasts the 90-member Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra will perform Ottorino Respighi's Feste Romane, the third piece in Respighi's Roman Trilogy. It is the most rarely played, and arguably most spectacular, of his Roman Trilogy that includes the Pines and Fountains of Rome. The concert will also include Nimrod from Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations and will feature Drury Concerto-Aria Competition winners Chelsea Miller-soprano and Kate Tickner-horn.

Stone Chapel is located at the corner of Central Street and Benton Avenue on the Drury campus.

Admission is free, though donations are appreciated. For additional information, please visit the SDCO on the web at or call the Department of Music at 873-7296.


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