The Muncie Symphony Orchestra Announces “Classics 2: Bach & Schubert”

The Muncie Symphony Orchestra will perform pieces from Mozart, Bach, Dvořák, and Schubert Saturday night in Pruis Hall. Photo provided.The Muncie Symphony Orchestra will perform pieces from Mozart, Bach, Dvořák, and Schubert Saturday night in Pruis Hall. Photo provided.

By: Morgan Dean—

Muncie, IN – The Muncie Symphony Orchestra’s second concert of the 2017-2018 season, “Classics 2: Bach and Schubert,” will be Oct. 14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Pruis Hall. The pre-concert talk will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Pruis Hall.

“Our performance will feature more intimate works in a familiar venue, Pruis Hall. Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony is a beautifully crafted piece and appropriately demonstrates why he was such a masterful writer of art songs. Andrew Crow and a select choir will join us for 1 of 3 Bach cantatas to be performed in Muncie this year as part of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.” Said Artistic Director and Conductor Douglas Droste.

In the first half of the concert, the Muncie Symphony Orchestra will perform Overture to The Magic Flute followed by Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80. The second piece will feature Andrew Crow, guest conductor; Elizabeth Truitt, soprano; Kathleen Maurer, mezzo-soprano; Hongteak Lim, tenor; John Truitt, bass; and a choral ensemble. During the second half of the concert, the MSO will perform Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 (Unfinished). The concert concludes with the 2017 MSO Young Artist Competition Silver Medalist, cellist Lydia Rhea, performing the first movement of Antonin Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104.

Tickets for Youth (K-12) are $5, Ball State student tickets are free in advance with student ID or $10 at the door, and adults are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. To purchase tickets, contact Emens Box Office at 765.285.1539 or visit MuncieSymphony.org. Youth Family Series tickets are free with an adult season ticket purchase and are still available through the MSO Office at 765.285.5531.

The 2017-2018 season and “Classics 2: Bach and Schubert” is made possible by the generosity of our Season Sponsor, Muncie Power Products and The George and Frances Ball Foundation. Season partnership and support provided by Ball State University, Indiana Arts Commission, Indiana Public Radio, and WIPB.

About the Muncie Symphony Orchestra

The Muncie Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is a non-profit organization founded in 1948 that strives to enrich quality of life in Muncie through live orchestral performances and education outreach. As an organization that celebrates the cultural vibrancy of East Central Indiana, the MSO presents classical and pops concerts, chamber concerts, and free community engagement programs, to cultivate enduring community partnerships.