WWU Symphony Orchestra concert

Season-opening concert to feature works by Schubert and 2014 WWU graduate Aric Vyhmeister

The Walla Walla University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Brandon Beck, associate professor of music, will present its first concert of the season Saturday, Nov. 7, at 4 p.m. in the University Church.

The performance will feature Kraig Scott, professor of music, on the organ performing Symphony No. 1, Op. 42 for Organ and Orchestra by Alexandre Guilmant. This three-movement work was originally a sonata for organ until Guilmant arranged it for organ and orchestra.

The performance also will feature two smaller compositions by Aric Vyhmeister, 2014 WWU engineering and physics graduate. The concert will open with Vyhmeister’s “Alleluia Flourishes” for brass, percussion, and organ, and will also feature “Adagio and Alleluia” for symphonic orchestra.

The concert will include Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 (Unfinished) by Franz Schubert.

The concert is free and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted. The University Church is located at 212 SW Fourth St., College Place.

Posted Nov. 2, 2015

The WWU Symphony Orchestra is under the direction of Brandon Beck, associate professor of music.