Wartburg Community Symphony

Wartburg Community Symphony

The Wartburg Community Symphony Orchestra will offer “A Russian Spectacular” on Sunday, Feb. 24, in Neumann Auditorium on the Wartburg College campus.

The 3 p.m. concert will be followed by a reception.

Roy Meyer, concertmaster of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, will join the symphony for Tchaikovsky’s iconic violin concerto. Participants in the fifth annual Meistersinger Honor Orchestra Festival will perform with the orchestra on Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 5.”

Meyer also plays with the Griffin String Quartet and maintains a private violin studio in the Chicago area.

“We are thrilled to have Roy Meyer as a guest artist for this concert; his performance of the fiendishly difficult ‘Tchaikovsky Concerto’ will be a memorable experience,” said Jacob Tews, music director. “The Charles City High School Orchestra, under the direction of Bethany Rhine, will join us as a guest ensemble, opening the concert with a lovely set of great pieces for strings. The highlight of the show for me, though, is Shostakovich’s ‘Symphony No. 5,’ one of the most epic pieces in the standard symphonic repertoire.”

Tickets are available at www.wartburg.edu/symphony or at the door for $16.50 for adults and $6.50 for students. Children 5 years and younger are free. Wartburg College students are admitted free with their student IDs. For ticket information, call 319-352-8691 or 800-772-2085, ext 8691, or email wcs@wartburg.edu.