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SWOSU Orchestra Concert Set for Tuesday, Oct. 8

The SWOSU Symphony Orchestra will present its first concert of the season on Tuesday, October 8, on the Weatherford campus.

The 7 p.m. concert will be held in the Fine Arts Center. Admission is free.

Conductor Dr. Alex Lee said the night will feature French composer Claude Debussy and other composers from Europe and Asia. Debussy’s tone poem, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, tells the tale of a mythical faun playing his pipes alone in the woods. The beauty and harmonic language of this music inspired many later composers.

Other orchestral works include Beethoven's Symphony No. 2, mvt I, Brahms's Symphony No.2, mvt III, Sibelius’ most famous tone poem, Finlandia, and two beautiful Taiwanese Folk Songs, Longing for a Spring Breeze and Flowers on a Raining Night.