String Sinfonia

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Time and Location

Concert Program

  • Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate: Chokfi’
  • Toru Takemitsu: Three Film Scores
  • Norman Leyden: Serenade for Strings

Also tune in for the livestream of the Western Symphony Orchestra on November 13!

These two programs both feature composers of great diversity: American Indian Jerod Impichchaachaaha Tate, African American Adolphus Hailstork, Asian Toru Takemitsu, American George Whitefield Chadwick, European Gustav Mahler. Yet the programs work so harmoniously as a whole.

Dr. Yuchi Chou, guest conductor

The theme of this concert is the healing power of music in difficult times.

During shortened, physically spaced out rehearsals, we noticed our musicians light up from the dark cloud of isolation and uncertainty. The heart-warming vibe of making music as a group filled the concert hall with therapeutic joy that expressed itself in their music. We'd like to spread this joy to you.

There’s no need to drive, dress up, find a nanny, [be] stuck in a seat, try not to cough too loud, or even hold your dancing feet!

Yuchi Chou
Interim Director of Orchestral Studies
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Read more about the making of this concert

WWU's Symphonic Life in the Times of COVID

Disability Accommodations

For disability accommodations, please contact the department presenting the event. Disability access information is available online at Parking Services, and further resources can be found on Western's Disability Resources website.