Horn Soloist Eric Ruske Joins PSU Symphonic Band Spring Concert on April 28

PLYMOUTH  — The Plymouth State University Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will present the University Symphonic Band in "A Symphonic Journey Through Europe" at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 28 in the Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center for the Arts.
The program, directed by PSU Director of Bands Mark Stickney includes the music of major European composers, including Festive Overture, Op. 96 by Dmitri Shostakovich; A Joyful Fanfare by Franco Cesarini; A Moorside Suite by Gustav Holst (arranged by Gordon Jacob) and Children's March: Over the Hills and Far Away, by Percy Grainger.
Stickney says a feature of the concert will be a guest appearance by horn soloist Eric Ruske of Concerto for Horn No. 1 in E-flat major by Richard Srauss. "Ruske is one of the premier horn soloists performing and having him at PSU is a major event for our students," Stickney says.
Stickney says the band is also excited to have Professor of Music Robert Swift, organ, joining them to perform Mannin Veen (Dear Isle of Man) by Hayden Wood. A long-time PSU faculty member, Swift teaches music education, choral and interdisciplinary studies.
Tickets for "A Symphonic Journey Through Europe" are $8 for adults and youth and $6 for seniors at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at http://silver.plymouth.edu.