Heritage Center Acoustics to Shine with Russian State Orchestra

Jan 20, 2020

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque Heritage Center continues its seventh annual Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in John and Alice Butler Hall.

WHAT:            Siberian State Symphony Orchestra, Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series

WHEN:            7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27

WHERE:          John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

TICKETS:        UD Students: $5 in advance, $9 day of show; UD Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Parents of Current UD Students, Military, and Veterans: $19-$39 in advance, $24-$44 day of show; General Public: $25-$49 in advance, $30-$54 day of show; Non-UD Students and Children: $10 in advance, $15 day of show

Direct from Krasnoyarsk, Russia, the 80-member Siberian State Symphony Orchestra embarked on an eight-week U.S. tour this month. Founded in 1977, the orchestra quickly earned a reputation as one of the best Russian orchestras. It was awarded the title of State Orchestra in 1993 by special decree of the Russian Ministry of Culture and received venerable status as a Particularly Valuable Entity of Cultural Heritage in 2009. Vladimir Lande became the orchestra’s artistic director and chief conductor in 2015.

The Siberian State Symphony program at Heritage Center will include Tango from The Bolt ballet by Shostakovich, Piano Concerto No. 3 by Rachmaninov, and Symphony No. 5 by Tchaikovsky. The featured piano soloist will be Yury Favorin.

A free 30-minute special lecture precedes the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra at 6:30 p.m. in Babka Theatre with University of Iowa pianist/music professor Alan Huckleberry, who will provide commentary on the evening’s program. In addition, a free pre-show reception will be held from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in the Bisignano Art Gallery in conjunction with the seventh annual Dubuque High School Art Show. The exhibit will be open Monday, Feb. 24, through Wednesday, March 18.

Tickets for Siberian State Symphony Orchestra can be purchased from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.