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Orchestra Celebrates 100th Anniversary of OHIO School of Music with Performance in Chicago

Orchestra Celebrates 100th Anniversary of OHIO School of Music with Performance in Chicago

Free One-Hour Concert at Roosevelt University's Ganz Hall on Sunday, February 5, 2017
Jan 25, 2017


The Ohio University Chamber Orchestra, led by Music Director Steven Huang, will be performing a free one-hour concert at Roosevelt University Ganz Hall on Sunday, February 5, 2017, at 2pm. The performance will feature string music by Tchaikovsky (Serenade for Strings) and Golijov (“Last Round”). The 30-piece ensemble will be joined by faculty members Dawn Wohn (violin), Stephanie Price-Wong (viola), and Gabriel Prynn (cello). This performance is part of a tour that includes the ensemble’s selection to perform at this year’s Ohio Music Educators Association Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.

OhioOrch2The tour is in part to celebrate the centenary of The School of Music at Ohio University. Other events this year include a residency with The Canadian Brass, the OU Wind Symphony performing in Carnegie Hall, and the Gala Alumni Festival in April. Celebratory events continue in Fall 2017, including the Symphony Orchestra’s performance with Brooklyn-based Project Trio and a rare performance of Dohnanyi’s American Rhapsody, written for the Ohio University Orchestra in 1953.

One of America’s oldest public universities, Ohio University was established in 1804 in Athens, located in southeast Ohio. Along with its five regional campuses, the major research university has been on the forefront of accessible higher education, including being one of the first U.S. universities to confer a degree to an African American, John Newton Templeton (AB,  1828). Recent accolades for OU music alumni include the Broadway sensation Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, written by Dave Malloy (B.M. ’98).                                                                                                                                                   

Ganz Hall is located at 430 S. Michigan Ave., 7th Floor, in downtown Chicago, Illinois. Admission to the hall and performance is free and open to the public without tickets, with any government-issued ID. For more information about the performance, please call 740-593 4240 or visit


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