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Fort Dodge Area Symphony season opener is Sunday

Admission to ‘Welcome Home Our Treasures’ is $10 at door

October 9, 2011
Messenger News

Michelle Havlik-Jergens will perform on the piano and Ross Leeper, Indianola, will conduct the opening concert of the Fort Dodge Area Symphony at 3 p.m. Sunday in Phillips Middle School auditorium.

Admission to "Welcome Home Our Treasures" is by season membership or tickets at the door of $10 for adults and $6 for students. Season memberships will be available.

Havlik-Jergens maintains an active schedule as a coach, clinician and recitalist. She regularly appears with students and faculty at Drake University, where she is on staff as a collaborative artist. She was a 1987 Symphony Young Artist winner, a soloist with the Drake and Wartburg symphonies and twice won the top Keyboard Artist Award in Iowa. She will be performing Rachmaninoff's 2nd Concerto, movement 3.

Leeper was conductor of the Fort Dodge Area Symphony from 1978 to 1985 when he was band director of the Eagle Grove Middle School. He moved to Indianola to become the Director of Bands at Simpson College, and is now high school band director in Knoxville.

Opening the concert will be Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man" featuring the brass and percussion section. Closing the concert will be Bizet's "L'arlesienne Suite No. 2" featuring solos by harp, flute, alto saxophone. The piece closes with the theme of the "March of the Three Kings."



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