The Pepperdine Orchestra will perform a Masterworks Concert in Smothers Theatre, Malibu, on Monday, Apr. 15. Directed by Tony Cason, the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The concert will feature violin soloist Rebecca Wang, winner of the 2013 Thomas M. Osborn Concerto Competition, performing the third movement of Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, by Tchaikovsky. Wang is a senior international studies major at Pepperdine. Also slated for performance are Borodin's Polovtsian Dances, Smetana's The Moldau, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 4.
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 are $10; call the Smothers Theatre Box Office at (310) 506-4522, or visit the Center for the Arts website.