This Friday, March 17, Associate Professor Dante Anzolini will lead the MIT Symphony Orchestra (MITSO) in a March-themed concert.
The evening will feature works by Mozart and Shostakovich (both born in March) and two works originally premiered in the month of March.
In addition to Mozart's overture to "The Magic Flute," K 620 and Shostakovich's Prelude and Scherzo, Op. 11, MITSO will perform "Darkbloom: Overture to an Imagined Opera" by MIT Institute Professor John Harbison (premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2005) and Copland's Symphony No. 3 (premiered by the BSO in 1946).
On Saturday, March 18, Frederick Harris Jr. will conduct the MIT Wind Ensemble in a program of masterworks for wind ensemble, including Johann Strauss' Serenade in E flat, Gustav Holst's Suite in E flat, William Schuman's "George Washington Bridge" and Karel Husa's "Music for Prague 1968." Prior to the ensemble's performance of "Music for Prague 1968," Harris will give a special lecture/demonstration on the work.
Both concerts will be in Kresge Auditorium at 8 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 15, 2006 (download PDF).