Internationally Renowned Conductor to Lead SDSU Symphony
Internationally renowned conductor Matthew Rowe will lead the SDSU Symphony Orchestra in a rich and varied program on Friday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Smith Recital Hall.
Internationally renowned conductor Matthew Rowe will lead the SDSU Symphony Orchestra October 16.
The concert features works by Prokofiev and Britten, as well as the world premiere of "Lucas-The Bringer of Light" by Joseph Waters. According to Waters, the core subject of "Lucas" is "the life-affirming power of youth - innocence, fragility, sensitivity, gentleness, sense of wonder and simple delight. Lucas is the voice of an infant, and the electronic sounds are derived from recordings of a 6- month old, as well as various found household objects, de-constructed and reconstructed to accompany faculty ensemble Swarmius (saxophone, violin, vibraphone) plus orchestra."
London-born Rowe, Director of Orchestral Studies, has worked with all the BBC orchestras as well as the London Philharmonic, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and has conducted many ensembles across Europe and beyond. He has built a strong reputation for education and outreach work and is increasingly in demand as conducting pedagogue. Rowe's enthusiasm and passion for music continues to inspire many musicians and audiences.
Tickets for the performance are available at www.music.sdsu.edu
or may be purchased one hour before performance time at the Smith Recital Hall Box Office. For further information, please call (619) 594-1017.