DYSTOPIA–The Dystopia College Orchestra’s first performance of the season will be an all-Stravinksy program, according to Conductor Viola Brassy-Bassoon.
Highlights of the student orchestra’s performance (“I guess it’s fair to call it that”) will include Funeral Song, Circus Polka, and Scherzo Fantastique (“something for everyone”) and a selection of the Russian-French-American composers late works employing dodecaphony (“just Google it”).
Brassy-Bassoon said she decided on the all-Stravinksy program because of the composer’s “diverse and eclectic range” and because his pieces work well for student performances because “if there are some mistakes or some non-musical sounds creep in,” no one will ever no the difference.
She added that the audience for symphonic music nowadays is mostly limited to “the geriatric, who don’t hear that well anyway.”
Tickets for the performance are now on sale at the box office of the Whit A. Hellhole Auditorium. Buy early, the conductor advised. “That way you can choose the best seats, the ones that don’t get too wet if it happens to rain on the the night of the performance.”
Tickets are $15 for the general public, $8 for students and seniors citizens, if purchased at the box office. They are also available online via TikitSkalper. Tickets purchased online will be subject to a $10 convenience fee, a $15 processing fee, and a $20 fee-authorization fee, for a total of $60.
T. Allen Culpepper