Eastern European music featured in Coe College Symphony Orchestra concert

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Secretary of the College
(319) 399-8605 or rpritcha@coe.edu

2016-10-26 09:14:02 - General

The Coe College Symphony Orchestra will present "Bohemia," a concert of Eastern European music, on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium. The event is open to the public at no charge.

Under the direction of Coe Assistant Professor of Music Michelle Perrin Blair, the program is bookended by two standards of the Bohemian orchestral repertoire: Antonin Dvořák's "Czech Suite" and Leoš Janáček’s "Suite for Strings." The heart of the concert will feature Dr. Jerry Owen, founder and former director of the Coe College Symphony Orchestra, as the guest composer/conductor of the season.

Owen will be returning to the helm of the Coe Orchestra for the first time since 2006 for a performance of his original work, "Two Czech Folk Songs." With a fascinating history, Owen's work is based on a pair of authentic Czech folk songs that were discovered right here in Cedar Rapids.

Join the orchestra for this musical celebration of Czech culture and the heritage of Cedar Rapids. For more information, contact the Coe Music Department at 319-399-8521.