Greenville Symphony Orchestra to perform 'Romantic Nights'


Published: Friday, February 1, 2013 at 4:51 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, February 1, 2013 at 4:51 p.m.

GREENVILLE – Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel will lead the Greenville Symphony Orchestra in a concert called “Romantic Nights” at 8 p.m. Feb. 9 and 3 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Peace Center, 300 S. Main St., Greenville.

“Romantic Nights” is the fourth concert in the GSO’s 2012-13 masterworks series. The evening begins with the sensual ballet music of Charles Gounod’s “Faust” “Walpurgis Night” (Ballet music from “Faust”). The evening continues with the romantic exaltations of Franz Liszt’s “Festklange (Festive Sounds),” S. 101 (Symphonic Poem No. 7) and concludes with Antonin Dvorak’s Bohemian Eighth Symphony, Op. 88.

For concert-goers seated in the upper balcony section of the hall who are interested in learning more about the concert program, the GSO will offer its “Active Listening” program featuring MP3 players available for check-out from ushers. Active Listening, a program underwritten by Ronald McDonald Charities, is designed to guide newcomers to the symphony with program information, concert etiquette guidelines and background information about the GSO through modern technology. Active Listening is free to participants, and reservations aren’t necessary.

In addition to Active Listening, speaker Paul Hyde will lead a free pre-concert talk one hour before both the Saturday and Sunday concerts for those who would like to learn more about the concert program. Both pre-concert talks will be held in the Founder’s Room above Larkin’s on the River.

Tickets to the concert range from $15 to $49 and can be purchased through the Peace Center Box Office at 864-467-3000 or 800-888-7768 or by visiting www.peacecenter.org.

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