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2007.09.19 > For Immediate Release
contact: Beverly Newsam - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: bnewsam@mail.unomaha.edu

Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra to Feature Mexican Program Sept. 28

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a program of Mexican symphonic music Friday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall at UNO. Tickets are available at the door at a cost of $5 for adults, $4 for students and seniors, and free for those with a UNO MavCard.

The Omaha Sister Cities Association, River City Roundup and the UNO Department of Music invite the public to attend the event, which will feature rarely heard orchestral arrangements from Mexico. This performance is one of the official events of the 2007 River City Roundup and will highlight some of the themes of this annual celebration.

A delegation of officials from Xalapa, Mexico - one of Omaha's five sister cities - will attend the event. Maestro Antonio Tornero, director of the Instituto Superior de Musica de Estado de Veracruz will be a guest conductor. Tornero is one of Xalapa's foremost musical celebrities and is highly regarded as a conductor, violinist and music educator throughout Mexico.

The concert will include many works that incorporate popular folkloric Mexican elements. Featured composers include Marquez, Moncayo, Olivia, Beristain and Copland. The national anthems of Mexico and the United States will also be performed.

For tickets or more information, call (402) 554-3427.

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