Bates College Orchestra will perform


LEWISTON — The Bates College Orchestra, conducted by Hiroya Miura, will perform Saturday, March 20, in Olin Arts Center Concert Hall.

The orchestra will play Haydn’s Symphony No. 104 in D major, the composer’s last symphony, and Prokofiev’s first, the Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25.

 “Haydn was the father of the symphonic genre,” said Miura. Also known as the “London” symphony and written in 1795, No. 104’s four movements “are filled with energy, emotion, wit and richly nuanced gesture.”

 A composer of the modern school, Prokofiev debuted his first symphony more than a century later, but had an eye on the classical model established by Haydn. “He reinterpreted the classical symphony with more modern, personalized language, again with a wide array of emotions — from serious to humorous, from elegant to wild,” Miura said.

 This performance features both Bates students and musicians from the community, ranging from age 13 to older adults.It will be at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For more information, call 786-6135 or e-mail [email protected]