The South Kansas Symphony will present “Eau de Musique” on Sunday, March 5, at 3 p.m., in the Richardson Performing Arts Center at Southwestern College in Winfield.
This performance is sponsored by Family Wealth Management LLC – Mike and Linda Harvey, according to a news release from SC.
According to director Amber Dahlén Peterson, the theme behind all the music selections is “water” and will include many pieces familiar to the audience.
“The concert will open with ‘On the Beautiful Blue Danube,’ one of Johann Strauss, Jr.’s most popular compositions celebrating the river that runs through Vienna, Austria,” Peterson said. “Georg Frideric Handel’s ‘Water Music’ will be featured next. This music was originally composed to accompany King George I as he traveled on the river Thames.”
The concert will continue on with ‘O Waly, Waly’ from John Rutter’s ‘Suite for Strings.’ Audiences will recognize this movement more as the folk song ‘The Water is Wide.’ The concert will conclude with Robert W. Smith’s Symphony No. 2 ‘The Odyssey.’
“Audiences will definitely want to see all the unusual sound effects used by the composer to depict this mythological tale,” Peterson said.
Tickets for this concert are $10 for adults, $5 for children (age 5-18), and free for younger children, as well as Southwestern College faculty, staff, and students.
The South Kansas Symphony, currently conducted by Amber Dahlén Peterson, brings together community members and Southwestern College and high school students to provide orchestral performances to the South Central Kansas area.