OSO opens season with Queen and Beethoven

October 23, 2018 | 3:02 am

Updated October 23, 2018 | 7:51 am

Owensboro Symphony Orchestra

Troy Quinn returns for a second season with the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra for a monumental opening night of the symphony’s fifty-third season.

Troy Quinn discusses the evening’s selections prior to the concert. | Photo provided by OSO

Prior to the Oct. 27 concert, attendees can go “Behind the Music with Troy Quinn” in Cannon Hall from 6:15 to 6:40 p.m. This program, designed to enhance the concert experience, will provide insights into the music and music-makers performing on the program.

The 7 p.m. performance will begin with Dvorak’s Carnival Overture, an upbeat piece that depicts the high-spirited tumult of a festive carnival setting. Following the overture, the symphony will premiere an arrangement of Queen’s iconic rock ballad Bohemian Rhapsody, arranged for the Owensboro Symphony by Tim Olt.

“This composition is an iconic piece of music by one of the legendary rock groups of all time. To hear Bohemian Rhapsody with all its rich harmonies in full symphonic form will blow the roof off the concert hall,” said Troy Quinn, music director and conductor. “This is a brand new arrangement, just in time to celebrate the new movie of the life of Freddie Mercury coming out in a few weeks.”

Following intermission will be a performance of one of the best-known compositions in classical music and one of the most frequently played symphonies, Beethoven’s epic Fifth Symphony.

“It’s going to be an awesome evening,” Quinn said. “I hope everyone will join us for the concert and join us for a toast at the After-Party. It’s an event that is guaranteed to lift the audience to their feet!”

At the conclusion of the concert, all attendees are invited to join Troy and the Owensboro Symphony in the lobby.

With record-breaking attendance last season, Owensboro is poised to hear more from Quinn’s selections for the upcoming season.

“Troy is connecting with our community and has brought renewed excitement to the symphony, both on and off the stage,” said Dan Griffith, symphony CEO. ” We are looking forward to another season of record-breaking involvement from the community. The programs just keep getting more exciting.”

Season tickets for the five-concert subscription series are priced at $210 and $175, depending on seat location within Cannon Hall, with discounts available through Oct. 26. Season tickets can be purchased by calling 270-684-0661 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Single ticket prices for the opening night performance are $52.50 and $42.50 and are available by phone at 270-687-2787 and at the RiverPark Center Box Office at 101 Daviess Street, Owensboro. Student tickets are $14.50 each.

October 23, 2018 | 3:02 am

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