Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
Reporter: Patrice Caldwell
With works by Glinka, Gounod, and Rimsky-Korsakov, Eastern New Mexico University's Symphony Orchestra will present the New Mexico premiere of a work by Phillip Schroeder in its spring concert Sunday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m. in Buchanan Hall.
Schroeder's piece, Surrender to Another, is a tribute to the aesthetics of late Romanticism, especially to Mahler, early Schoenberg, and Strauss. The piece was composed in 1999 following a trip to the Czech Republic, where the Moravian Philharmonic recorded Schroeder's Fantasy for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra. Schroeder, who holds a doctorate from Kent State University and teaches composition, theory, and aural skills at Henderson State University, has had several recordings released by Moon of Hope Publications, Recital Publications, and Bocal Music. Schroeder will conduct his composition, and his CDs will be on sale in the lobby before and after the concert.
Sponsored by the School of Music and the University Symphony League, Sunday's concert proceeds go toward scholarships to support student musicians. Tickets are $5 for adults, and $2 for students with I.D.s. Children under 12 are free when they accompany an adult. Tickets are available at McDaniel's Furniture in Clovis, Valley Furniture in Portales, and the ENMU School of Music office. Remaining tickets will also be sold at the door 30 minutes before the concert.
For more information, contact ENMU's School of Music at 505-562-2377.