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Marion Philharmonic Orchestra Masterpiece Season Finale: Treasures A Farewell to Maestro Alexander Platt

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April 10, 2017
The Marion Philharmonic Orchestra will present “Treasures,” the final concert of the 2016-17 season, on Friday, April 21, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in the Phillippe Performing Arts Center on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University. This concert is the culmination of a season-long celebration in honor of Maestro Alexander Platt. The Board of Directors will honor him at a reception following the concert for 21 years of service to the organization. This final concert of the 2016-17 “Masterpiece” series will feature the piano duo of Dr. Steve Hyman and Steinway Artist Marilyn Shields-Wiltsie in a performance of Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, No. 10 in E-flat Major. The IWU Chorale and University Singers will form a combined choir of more than 100 voices and perform Beethoven’s beloved Symphony No. 9 in D minor with faculty and alumni soloists Lisa Dawson, Rebecca Roy, Thomas Hall and Keith Brautigam. The concert is sponsored by Dr. Hyman and Mrs. Shields-Wiltsie, Indiana Wesleyan University and WBAT/WCJC/STAR 106.9/860 ESPN.
Concert tickets are available by calling 765-662-0012. Adults $20, Students 13 and up $10, and Students 12 and under are free with each Adult ticket purchase. All seating is general admission.
As Grant County’s community orchestra, the MPO partners with generous donors each year to provide rich musical and educational experiences. This past season, the MPO engaged more than 1700 young people in its programming through concert attendance, production assistance, performance opportunities and internships. Since it began in 1969, the orchestra has evolved from a group of local volunteer musicians into a professional symphony that features the finest musicians in the state, in the most beautiful venues in the county.
Sheila Todd, Executive Director, (765) 662-0012