Collaborative concert to feature Beethoven

February 25, 2015

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts will present a collaborative concert featuring the UW-Platteville Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Choir, University Singers and Concert Choir on Friday, March 6, in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 general admission and $5 student admission.

Dr. Thomas Dickey, director of orchestral activities at UW-Platteville, and Dr. Brian Burns, associate director of choral activities at UW-Platteville, will conduct the performances. According to Dickey, the concert will be a celebration of the many talents in the choral and orchestral programs at UW-Platteville as well as a fundraising opportunity for music scholarships.

Repertoire will include “Symphony No. 6 in F Major” (Pastoral Symphony), 1st Movement and “Choral Fantasy, Op. 80,” by Ludwig van Beethoven; and “Heilig” by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.

Featured guest artist will be pianist Dr. Elaina Burns, whose musicianship and artistry will be highlighted in “Choral Fantasy.”

“The audience members are in for a real treat,” said Dickey. “The stage of Brodbeck Concert Hall will be overflowing with talented singers and instrumentalists. Hearing the choral-orchestral masterworks of Beethoven and C.P.E Bach isn't something that happens every day. Look to the orchestra and choirs as the place to come for an adventure.”

“This concert is a wonderful opportunity for our audience to see a significant portion of the students in the music department all working together to bring these masterpieces to life,” said Burns. “These are works that aren’t often performed, which makes the event even more special.”

As UW-Platteville pursues its vision of being recognized as the leading student-focused university for its success in achieving excellence, creating opportunities and empowering each individual, it is guided by four strategic planning priorities. This collaborative concert aligns with three of the priorities, including providing an outstanding education, fostering a community of achievement and respect and enriching the tri-state region.

Written by: Laurie Hamer, College of Liberal Arts and Education, 608-342-6191,


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