French Horn Folk Tales~


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Date(s) - November 21
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cook Recital Hall - MSU College of Music


Let Mary Beth Orr of the Grand Rapids Symphony, immerse you in the characteristically bold and versatile sounds of the French Horn, while utilizing the soulful Appalachian melodies she learned snappin’ beans on her Granny’s porch on a lazy Sunday afternoon. These very different styles combine to create a singularly unique and powerful folk-fusion experience. Both folk and classical music tell the story of the human heart, the human condition so deeply in their own unique ways, some would even say of two different worlds. But together, when combined we realize these seemingly opposite worlds are not so far apart. WE, no matter how different we seem….. are NOT so far apart.

Works performed will be a celebration of both traditional Appalachian origin and the classical/contemporary canon, such as, Gustav Mahler, Kerry Turner, and even pop sensation Storm Large! Guest Performers include internationally renowned Lyric Tenor William Watson, CMU collaborative artist Mina Son on piano, and Midland Symphony Concert Master Takeshi Abo on violin. Seating is limited so arrive early!
Tuesday November 21 6-7pm Doors open at 5:30 and the cost is FREE!


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