HED:Lane set to lead TSO in upcoming concert

AUTHOR: BOSEN

HED:Lane set to lead TSO in upcoming concert

By Christopher R.C. Bosen

Daily Journal

SYMPHONY SOUND

What: Tupelo Symphony Orchestra Concert

When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29

Where: Tupelo Civic Auditorium

Program: “A Night of the Dance” featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and the Strauss family.

Tickets: $15 adult, $5 child

For more info: Call 842-8433

Dance music from some of the world’s greatest classical composers will be featured during the Tupelo Symphony Orchestra’s third concert of the 1999-2000 season set for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29.

Louis Lane, music director of the TSO, will lead the orchestra through waltzes, polkas, and ballet music by Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, the Strauss family, and others during the concert.

The concert marks the return of the TSO to the Civic Auditorium in Tupelo. The first two concerts of the 1999-2000 season were moved from the auditorium due to replacement of the venue’s heating and air conditioning system.

Lane and the orchestra will open the program with a waltz from the Tchaikovsky’s ballet, “Sleeping Beauty” followed by “Dance of the Blessed Spirits” from the opera, “Orpheus and Euridice.” The program will continue with “Dance of the Hours” from the Ponchielli opera, “La Gioconda” and “Danse Macabre” by Saint-Saens. The first half of the concert concludes with the finale of Stravinsky’s ballet, “The Firebird.”

Following intermission, the orchestra will pay homage to the Strauss family of Vienna with seven pieces by Johann, Josef, Johann, Jr., and Eduard. Included in the second act will be performances of “Pizzicato Polka,” “Voices of Spring,” “Thunder and Lightning,” and “On the Beautiful Blue Danube.”

Season ticket subscribers will be admitted to the concert with their season ticket and individuals will also be able to purchase tickets at the door. Single admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children. For more information on the concert, call the TSO office at 842-8433.

The final two concerts of the 1999-2000 TSO season are scheduled for March 26 and April 29.