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UCO School of Music Recognizes Support for the Arts with President's Concert

A man conducts orchestral musicians on stage.

Sept. 7, 2017

Media Contact: Alexis Quinn, Marketing Assistant, UCO School of Music, College of Fine Arts and Design, 405-974-5947, aquinn5@uco.edu

UCO School of Music Recognizes Support for the Arts with President’s Concert

The University of Central Oklahoma School of Music will present the third annual President’s Concert at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in Mitchell Hall Theatre on campus. This free event is both UCO’s musical gift to the Edmond and Oklahoma City community and an opportunity to thank and recognize the support and encouragement that the arts receive from UCO President Don Betz.

Featuring the best of the UCO School of Music, the concert will include performances by the university’s Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble I, Concert Chorale and Wind Symphony in addition to Musical Theatre, Opera, Piano and Brisch Center for Historical Performance students.

Brian Lamb, D.M.A., director of the School of Music, is enthusiastic about the event, praising the hard work of music students, faculty and staff.

“There is magic in this event on multiple layers. The first thing that will impress the audience is the amazing talent of the students and faculty in the School of Music,” Lamb said.

“But, when concert-goers realize that all of these ensembles and performers have only been in class for three weeks, they will understand the incredible work ethic, grit and commitment that it takes on everyone’s part to bring rehearsals to a culmination this early in the semester. And, we can’t overlook our incredible colleagues on the technical and logistical side of things, because this type of event doesn’t happen without their skillset.”

Admission to the concert is free and open to the public. For a complete listing of UCO College of Fine Arts and Design events and performances, visit cfad.uco.edu.

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Cutline: The UCO Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ralph Morris, D.M.A., performs in the Mitchell Hall Theatre for the 2016 President’s Concert. The 2017 President’s Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Mitchell Hall Theatre.