MARQUETTE – The U.P. Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert titled “Bouquet of Ethnic Flowers” at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at the Reynolds Recital Hall on Northern Michigan University’s campus. 

            The UPYSO, which consists of 35 musicians from the Upper Peninsula ranging from 8th to 12th grade, will perform pieces that reflect the styles of a variety of cultures, including “Ethiopian Dance,” “Mexican Overture,” “Finlandia,” “Danse Bacchanal” and “English Folk Song Suite.”

            “Peter Schindler, the assistant conductor, and I incorporated a theme of globalism to this concert because classical music is more than just Bach, Beethoven and similar composers; classical music comes from all over the world,” said Barbara Rhyneer, UPYSO conductor.  “All of the songs are fast and upbeat; it’s going to be a lot of fun.”

            This free event is open to the public.  For more information, contact the NMU department of music at 906-227-2563.

Prepared By
Becky Kratz