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IU Jacobs School Summer Philharmonic presents 'explosive' performance June 28

June 23, 2014 

Quinn Buckner, captain of the Hoosiers’ 1976 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship team and vice president of communications for Pacers Sports & Entertainment, will be the narrator for Frank Proto’s "Casey at the Bat." 

June 6, 2014

WHAT: Summer Philharmonic Orchestra
WHEN: 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 28
WHERE: Musical Arts Center, 101 N. Jordan Ave.
TICKETS: $12 Regular; $6 All Students. Purchase at the Musical Arts Center box office from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, by phone at 812-855-7433 or online.

David Effron will conduct the Summer Philharmonic Orchestra on June 28

David Effron will conduct the Summer Philharmonic Orchestra on June 28

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Offering diverse programming in a symphonic presentation, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will present a unique concert by the Summer Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Jacobs professor David Effron, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, in the Musical Arts Center.

The first half of the evening will feature two of the most beloved works in the orchestral repertoire—the short and intense Overture to "Candide" by Bernstein followed by one of the most recognizable of all classical works, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.

It will be the second half that strays from typical symphony concert programming, beginning with Anderson's "Bugler’s Holiday"a tour de force for three solo trumpetsbefore a nod to the "great American pastime"baseballwith the symphonic narration of Proto's "Casey at the Bat."

Mezzo-soprano and Jacobs professor Marietta Simpson will sing three songs from popular musical theater productions before "the oddity of a tap-dance number with symphony orchestra, performed by Jacobs ballet student Morgan Stillman and IU alumna Cassie Dishman," said Effron.

The grand finale will feature another audience favorite when Tchaikovsky's dramatic "1812 Overture" takes the stage, complete with audio cannon fire and a light show.

"This unique program is probably the first of its kind to be performed in Bloomington," said Effron. "An evening with something for everyone—a family affair—so be sure and bring the kids!"

The concert is part of the Jacobs School of Music’s Summer Music series and Indiana University's fourth annual Summer Festival of the Arts.

Tickets and Summer Music passes are available now from the Musical Arts Center Box Office, 812-855-7433, or online.