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Idaho State Civic Symphony will perform Verdi’s ‘Requiem’ April 25-26

Posted April 17, 2014

The Idaho State Civic Symphony’s final season concert series April 25 and 26 will feature a performance of Verdi’s “Requiem” in the Idaho State University Stephens Performing Arts Center Jensen Grand Concert Hall.

The concert will feature more than 150 vocalists including four guest soloists, from the ISU Concert Choir, and the Camerata Singers. The vocalists will perform on stage with the orchestra.

Verdi’s “Requiem” is “a thrilling symphonic piece with virtuosic solo moments, hailed by conductors, vocalists, and musicians alike as being on their must-perform short lists,” said Scott Anderson, ISU professor of music and director of choral programs, who is the symphony’s the guest conductor.

Verdi’s virtuoso solo parts are written for coloratura soprano, mezzo soprano, tenor, and bass. The soloists are: Rebecca Sherburn, coloratura, an associate professor of voice at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance; Kathleen Lane, mezzo, a professor of music at ISU, who serves as the Director of Opera ISU and Director of the ISU Women’s Choir; Kevin Thompson, a performance artist with Encompass Arts; and Mark Mowry, tenor, an assistant professor of voice at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

There will be a pre-concert performance by the ISU Chamber Orchestra on Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the Rotunda. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the concert.

Tickets are $32 per adult, $17 for students K-12, third-tier balcony seating is $12 and $17 RUSH tickets are available after 7 p.m. on concert nights. All prices subject to additional box office fees and credit card charges. ISU students with valid Bengal ID admitted free (limited to 150).

To order your concert tickets, contact the ISU Box Office by calling (208) 282-3595 or order online at www.isu.edu/tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at Vickers Western Store, 1460 Yellowstone, Pocatello, at (208) 237-5700 for tickets and information.

More information on the Idaho State-Civic Symphony is available at http://www.thesymphony.us.