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Fowler Center to host the
Memphis Symphony on Jan. 13

Dec. 16, 2005 -- Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will present the Memphis Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, on the ASU campus.

Under the direction of Vincent Danner, the Memphis Symphony returns with more than 60 musicians for the concert, which will feature William Grant Still’s Festive Overture, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with violin soloist Tai Murray.

Now 22, Murray made her debut and has appeared as a soloist with the Baltimore, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Utah and Washington, D.C., symphony orchestras. Winner of the Juilliard School Concerto Competition, she made her New York concerto debut at Alice Tully Hall in May 2002.

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1952, is currently celebrating its 53rd season. Considered to be one of the country’s leading regional orchestras, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra is made up of 34 core members, plus additional musicians hired for each service.

Each season, the orchestra performs more than 80 concerts, including Masterworks, chamber and pop series concerts; family concerts; outdoor concerts and special concerts such as a musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a Fourth of July Celebration and a Symphony New Year’s Eve.

In September and May of each season, the orchestra presents light classical music in the beautiful, informal outdoor setting of the Dixon Gallery and Garden in its “Symphony in the Gardens” series.

The orchestra regularly performs at the Memphis Arts Festival and plays for Opera Memphis and Ballet Memphis. The orchestra has also performed in various Elvis Presley Birthday Celebrations.

This is the third year that the Memphis Symphony Orchestra has been a part of Fowler Center Subscription Series.

Performance tickets for the Fowler Center concert may be purchased by calling 870-972-2781 or 1-888-278-3267, or online at

Prices are $30 and $20 for adults; $23 and $15 for ASU faculty and staff, senior adults, and K-12 students; with a special ASU student rate of $10 and $6.

For more information, call the Fowler Center at 870-972-3471.

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