UMF orchestra will play


FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington Community Orchestra, under the direction of new conductor Trond Saeverud, will present its spring concert Saturday, April 29.

The program will feature guest pianist Yuri Funahashi’s performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 (K. 488), and the world premiere of “Iambus,” a composition written for the orchestra by UMF Professor of Music Philip Carlsen.

The orchestra will also be performing Gioacchino Rossini’s “William Tell Overture” and Georges Bizet’s “L’Arlésienne Suite No. 1.”

This concert also marks the world premiere of Iambus, Carlsen’s most recent piece.

Orchestra conductor Trond Saeverud has conducted the University of Kansas Sympony Orchestra, and guest conducted the Sonderjutland Symphony Orchestra of Denmark, among others.

He is concertmaster of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, and has been the artistic director of the Harald Saeverud String Quartet Program at the Pierre Monteux School for a number of years.

The concert is at 7:30 p.m. in Nordica Auditorium of Merrill Hall. Admission is $6/adults, $5/seniors, and free to UMF students with I.D.