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SDSU Civic Symphony to present ‘The Great Ones’

Immanuel Abraham
Immanuel Abraham

The South Dakota State University Civic Symphony will perform “The Great Ones” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center’s Larson Memorial Concert Hall. 

Conducted by SDSU School of Performing Arts Director David Reynolds, the civic symphony is a 54-piece ensemble that proudly prepares the best in orchestra literature during the academic year. 

The concert will begin with Beethoven’s famous Symphony No. 3. Nicknamed “Eroica” by the composer, the work was premiered in 1805 with Beethoven himself at the helm of the orchestra. 

Immanuel Abraham, string professor at SDSU, will be featured as a violin soloist on Mozart’s famous Violin Concerto No. 3. Abraham is new to the faculty this year and arrived from Tucson, Arizona, where he recently completed a doctorate in violin performance. 

The capstone work for this concert is Rossini’s “Overture to William Tell.” Premiered in 1829, it was made famous in the United States due to its use as the opening theme to the radio serial and subsequent television series “The Lone Ranger.” 

The concert is free, and the public is invited to attend. 

For more information, please contact the SDSU School of Performing Arts at 605-688-5187.