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IU Philharmonic Orchestra to perform first concert of the spring semester



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Maestro Federico Cortese conducts the Miraculous Mandarin Suite by Béla Bartók for the IU Philharmonic Orchestra in 2016. The orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Musical Arts Center.  IDS file photo Buy Photos

The IU Philharmonic Orchestra will perform its first concert of the spring semester 8 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Musical Arts Center. 

The group is conducted by Jacobs School of Music professor Arthur Fagen, who has been a conductor for orchestras around the world. Fagen has performed in Asia, Europe and South America. The event is free and open to the public. 

The concert will feature pieces from Sergei Rachmaninov, Anton Webern and Richard Strauss, with the compositions ranging from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Piano soloist Ruoyang Xiang will also be playing with the orchestra.

The Philharmonic Orchestra is the premier orchestra of the Jacobs School of Music and has previously performed in famous venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York City and the Bastille Opera House in Paris.  

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