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Tony Cason Directs University Orchestra Concert Performance
The Pepperdine University Orchestra will take to the stage at Smothers Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 25, for its Fall Concert performance, bringing to life compositions by Wagner (Siegfried Idyll), Mozart (Symphony No. 25 in G), and Schubert (Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major). Tony Cason, visiting professor of music and University conductor, will direct the evening, which will start at 7.30 p.m.
The Pepperdine University Orchestra is an integral part of the Pepperdine University Department of Music. Under Cason's direction, the orchestra performs a range of classical and contemporary repertoire providing students the opportunity to perform great orchestral music in a positive environment, while striving for the highest standards of excellence in performance.
The orchestra performs a number of concerts throughout the year, including symphonic concerts, opera and musical theater. Soloists have included renowned faculty performers, as well as outstanding student soloists, chosen through the Thomas M. Osborn Concerto Competition, a rigorous competition held each January.
Tony Cason is a visiting professor of music, as well as the University's orchestra conductor and coordinator of music. He teaches brass ensemble, brass methods, and symphonic literature at Seaver College. Learn more about his career in a story from Pepperdine Magazine.
Tickets to the concert are free; call the Smothers Theatre Box Office at (310) 506-4522 or visit the Center for the Arts website for more information.