IUP Symphony Orchestra’s Academic Year Grand Finale

Posted on 4/24/2015 12:46:59 PM

The IUP Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Martynuik, will present its final concert of the academic year on Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Fisher Auditorium.

Opening the program will be Polish composer Andrzej Panufnik’s “Heroic Overture,” which was originally performed at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki. Following the overture will be the world premier of David Martynuik’s Symphony No. 1, subtitled “The Greening Leaf.” The subtitle is derived from the poem “A un olmo seco” by early 20th-century Spanish poet Antonio Machado, which is utilized in the third movement of the symphony. The vocal solo will be sung by soprano Mary Logan Hastings, associate professor of Voice at IUP.

After intermission, the orchestra will conclude with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2. Written in 1872 and substantially revised in 1879–80, this exciting work contains folksongs from the Ukraine, at one time referred to as “Little Russia.”

The approximate time for the entire concert is 80 minutes. Admission is free. Join the orchestra for a rousing finale to the academic year.

Department of Music