Sunday Music Series: A Heroine's Tale

   Howard Performing Arts Center
   Sun, October 17, 2021 @ 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
    Howard Center


Join us for an evening of music, exploring and celebrating the strength and resilience of women. Tchaikovsky dedicated his heroic Fourth Symphony to his long-time patron Nadezhda von Meck—a savvy businesswoman who supported many artists of the time. Violist Mitsuru Kubo performs Jeremy Crosmer's viola concerto "Masks: A Heroine's Tale." Crosmer wrote the five movement concerto to "draw attention to the different ways women shine in society." The program begins with a suite of excerpts from Bizet's "Carmen," one of the most long-standing and notable masterpieces portraying fearless courage and rebelliousness from one of music's boldest heroines.

Conductor: Matthew Aubin

Guest Violist: Mitsuru Kubo



Georges Bizet, "Suite from 'Carmen'"

Jeremy Crosmer, "Masks: A Heroine’s Tale" for solo viola and orchestra (Mitsuru Kubo, viola)

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, "Symphony No. 4, op. 36 TH 27, F minor"


Don’t miss your opportunity to see each of the four music director finalists conduct the SMSO before the new music director is chosen! The new director will be selected at the end of this Mainstage series and will conduct their first concert as our new music director in our 2022 Summer Beach Series.


COVID-19 Safety Measures

All students, employees and visitors to campus will be required to wear masks in the public spaces inside Andrews University campus buildings regardless of vaccination status, effective Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, and currently through Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021.

We encourage you (our guests) to be vaccinated or have recently tested negative for COVID-19. Please self-screen for symptoms and exposures prior to attending a concert. You should not attend events if symptomatic or if you meet Health Department criteria for isolation or quarantine. 

The University is continually monitoring transmission data for the area as well as recommendations from both local and federal agencies. The University may alter mitigation protocols to address changes in risk. This could include requiring the wearing of masks/face coverings and up to canceling or postponing an event. 

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