UW-Platteville Symphony Orchestra to perform Nov. 1

October 22, 2012

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PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Symphony Orchestra, led by Dr. Thomas Taylor Dickey, will give a free concert entitled Romantic Voices: The Music of Wagner, Tchaikovsky and Dvorak on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall. Dr. Eugene Alcalay, UW-Platteville associate professor of piano, will accompany the group.

Dickey, who joined the UW-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts as music lecturer and interim director of orchestral activities this year, said he began conducting 15 years ago. “I thought that the sound of the orchestra was the greatest sound I’d ever heard in my life,” he said.

Having just as much fun now as he was then, Dickey said the UW-Platteville Symphony Orchestra has a wonderful energy present in their playing and features members with a wide variety of talents and backgrounds. About half of the musicians are non-music majors.

“They put in two and a half hours each week just for rehearsals,” Dickey said of the orchestra members. “They do that because they love it. This is all about them and the music.”

For more information, contact Dickey at (608) 342-1143 or dickeyth@uwplatt.edu.

Contact: Dr. Thomas Taylor Dickey, interim director of orchestral activities, UW-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts, (608) 342-1143, dickeyth@uwplatt.edu

Written by: Barbara Weinbrenner, communications specialist, UW-Platteville College of Liberal Arts and Education, (608) 342-6191, weinbreb@uwplatt.edu

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