Concert allows students to play with orchestra

Kevin Allen

The Symphony at WKU is presenting its best musicians tonight at the group’s first Concerto Concert.

The concert will feature student soloists performing with orchestra accompaniment, said Bill Scott, music professor music and conductor of The Symphony.

The concert provides a great opportunity for talented students to showcase their abilities in a venue that’s not often open to them, Scott said.

“The opportunity to play a concerto with an orchestra is a special occasion,” Scott said.

The experience of having the orchestra accompanying the soloist is something the students will greatly benefit from, Scott said.

“You have two audiences,” Scott said. “The audience in front of you and the audience behind you. No pressure.”

The concert will consist of five concertos for instruments ranging from violins to xylophones and includes well-known pieces such as Vivaldi’s “Summer” and more modern works.

The variety of music means there will be something to appeal to everyone, Scott said.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Van Meter Hall, and tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students. All proceeds go to WKU’s music fraternities Delta Omicron and Phi Mu Alpha.