The Alliance Symphony Orchestra will present “Roman Fanfare” on Sunday October 21 at 3 p.m. in the Brush Performance Hall of the Giese Center for the Performing Arts on the Mount Union campus.
The symphony will perform works by composers including Camille Saint-Saëns, Alexander Arutiunian, Charles Ives and Ottorinio Respighi.
Eric Benjamin, Music Director of the Alliance Symphony Orchestra and an adjunct member of the of the music faculty at Mount Union, will conduct this program. Benjamin is in his eighth year as music director for the Alliance Symphony Orchestra. After graduating from the New England Conservatory with degrees in music education and orchestral conducting, Benjamin served as the resident conductor of the Akron Symphony, and is currently the music director of the Tuscarawas Philharmonic. He has appeared as a guest conductor with orchestras in Canton, Columbus, Cleveland, Wooster and Erie, Pennsylvania.
This year’s soloist is Mount Union adjunct, David Duro, trumpet. Duro is one of Northeast Ohio’s most active freelance trumpeters. He is a founding member of Burning River Brass and the BlueWater Chamber Orchestra. Duro is currently an associate musician with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and is a frequent performer in the Playhouse Square theatres in Cleveland.
Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors/veterans and students are free. Tickets can be ordered online at mountunion.edu/boxoffice or by calling the Mount Union Box Office at (330) 821-2565. The Box Office, located in the Giese Center lobby, is open Monday-Friday, 2-4:30 p.m. and one hour prior to the start of the performance.