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Idaho Falls Symphony, guest artist Hemingway to perform in Jensen Hall March 1

Posted February 27, 2007

The Idaho Falls Symphony and guest artist Zina Electa Hemingway will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 1, at Idaho State University L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall.

    The Idaho Falls Symphony is conducted by Dr. George Adams. Adams has conducted the symphony since arriving in Idaho Falls in 1999. Prior to his arrival, he was the music director/music conductor of the Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony  Orchestra of Natchitoches, La. Adams is a native of Los Angeles where he received his undergraduate musical training in bassoon performance and music education at the University of Southern California.

    Adams earned his Master of Arts degree in conducting from Sam Houston State University and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting and bassoon performance from the University of Texas. He is adjunct instructor of bassoon at Brigham Young University-Idaho and ISU.

    Guest artist Zina Electa Hemingway, a resident of Rexburg, was the first-place winner in the 2005/2006 Eastern Washington/Idaho/Montona District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She recently traveled to Urbania, Italy, as a member of the touring concert group in the Conservatory of Oberlin’s summer program.

    The program for the event is as follows: W. A. Mozart’s “March in D Major”; Benjamin Britten’s “The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra,” narrated by Norman Bailey; Igor Stravinsky’s 1947 version of the “Symphonies of Wind Instruments”; Antonin Dvoƙák’s “Song to the Moon” from “Russalka”; Gaetano Donizetti’s “Al dolce guidami castel nation,” from “Anna Bolena,” featuring Hemmingway and the young artist’s competition winner. The evening will end with Richard Stauß’s “Tod and Verklärung” (Death and Transfiguration).  

Tickets are $14 and $12 and are free for ISU students with their Bengal cards. Tickets may be purchased at the Stephens Box Office from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or may be reserved by calling the Box Office at 282-3595.

For more information, contact George Casper at 282-3398.