FD Area Symphony concert April 27

The Fort Dodge Area Symphony will present the final concert of its 2023-2024 season at 7 p.m. April 27 in the Fort Dodge Middle School Auditorium, 800 N. 32nd St. Please note that the April concert will take place on Saturday evening instead of our usual Sunday afternoon.

Titled “Scenes of Seville,” this concert will feature winners of the symphony’s 2024 Young Artists Competition. Since the start of this competition in 1966, over 200 young musicians living and studying in Iowa have been given the opportunity to perform as soloists with our orchestra.

This year, the symphony will accompany four young artists in music by Saint-Saens, Offenbach, Mendelssohn and Tomasi. The concert will open with Beethoven’s Overture to Fidelio and conclude with Bizet’s Carmen Suite No. 1.

Joshua Barlage, music director and conductors says, “The young artists performing with us this year are proof that there is excellent music teaching happening in Iowa.”

In addition to the concert, there will be a pre-concert performance featuring winners of our Youth Honors Recital at 6:25 p.m. These elementary and middle school age musicians may one day appear onstage with the symphony as a Young Artists Competition soloist.

Single tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the concert. Adult admission is $15 and students are always welcome to attend free of charge. Fort Dodge Area Symphony concerts last about 90 minutes with an intermission and can be enjoyed by all ages.

Learn more about this concert by visiting fdsymphony.org. About the Fort Dodge Area Symphony fdsymphony.org/our-history/.


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