Hovhaness’ “Mysterious Mountain” to Be Performed By UCR Orchestra

RIVERSIDE–The University of California–Riverside–is presenting the UCR Orchestra in concert on June 1 and 2–Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. in the University Theatre.

The program features the well-known "Mysterious Mountain" Symphony by Alan Hovhaness–in honor of the late Armenian-American composer who passed away only last year. Hovhaness was widely mourned at his passing–and his music praised throughout the classical music community. A composer of both orchestral and choral music–Hovhaness was known for the beauty–originality and spirituality of his highly accessible style. The "Mysterious Mountain" Symphony invokes the image of the mountain to convey both peace and spiritual striving.

Also on the program–is the spectacular Sinfonia India by Carlos Chavez–the premier composer of 20th-century Mexico; Manuel de Falla’s passionate El Amor Brujo–a Spanish ghost tale of love and jealousy (featuring the Argentinian mezzo-soprano Marcela Pan); and the West Coast premier of the Ballade for piano and orchestra by UCR’s Byron Adams.

Tickets are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office located on campus at the University Theatre Ticket Office–(909) 787-4331 Hours: Monday through Friday–10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. and one hour before the performance. Tickets can also be purchased through the Ticketmaster. For further information call: (909) 787-3245

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