VERMILLION, S.D. – The USD Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Luis A. Víquez, D.M.A., performs its second concert of the 2018-19 season on Friday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Aalfs Auditorium. The concert will feature Amy Laursen, USD's professor of horn, performing Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 3.
Krissy Blunck, a graduate student completing her master of music degree in orchestral conducting, will lead the orchestra in a performance of Nikola Ovanin's "Hatikvah Overture," which is based on Hebrew melodies.
The concert will conclude with a performance of Dvorak's Symphony #9 "From the New World," which was completed in Iowa during the years Dvorak lived in the United States.
“‘From the New World’ features Afro-American and Native American folk melodies and styles throughout the piece,” said Víquez. “This is a work that USD students have always wanted to perform, and I am very excited that we are able to perform it this year.”
The event will be livestreamed via the University of South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Facebook page.