Wartburg Waverly Community Symphony

Wartburg Waverly Community Symphony

The Wartburg Community Symphony will honor Waverly-area veterans during its concert Sunday, Dec. 11, in Neumann Auditorium.

The 3 p.m. concert, “Commemoration,” was inspired by the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Soh-Hyun Park Altino, a violin professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be the guest soloist.

Under the direction of Jacob Tews, visiting assistant professor of music, the symphony will perform Elliott Carter’s “Holiday Overture,” written to celebrate the end of World War II; Ralph Vaughan Williams’s “Lark Ascending,” a work for violin and orchestra written in the shadow of World War I; and Samuel Barber’s “First Essay for Orchestra,” a continuation of this season’s exploration of his music.

The concert also will feature Christmas favorites from around the world, including a twist on the traditional “carol sing-along.”

Tickets are $16.50 for adults and $6.50 for students, available through the Wartburg College Ticket Office in Saemann Student Center or at the door. Children 5 and younger are free. Wartburg students are admitted free with their student IDs. For more information, call 319-352-8691; 800-772-2085, ext. 8691; or email wcs@wartburg.edu