Truman Community can Attend “Generations” Quincy Symphony Concert for Free

Truman is participating in the Quincy Symphony College Ticketing Plan, which allows faculty, staff and students to attend all of the concert events in Quincy, Ill., completely free of charge by presenting their Truman ID at the concert ticket desk.

The Quincy Symphony Orchestra is celebrating “A Legacy of Excellence,” the 60th anniversary season. The first performance of the season will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Morrison Theater, Quincy Jr. High School, 14th and Maine St. in Quincy.

The season begins with “Generations,” featuring cellist Harriet Yount, her children Marcia Yount and Letitia Yount Bryant, and violinist Brian Gehrich in a performance of Haydn’s “Sinfonia Concertante for violin, cello, oboe, bassoon, and orchestra.”

Other works on the program include Brahms’ “Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn,” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 2 in D Major.” Composed in 1873, Brahms’ “Variations” was his first work for orchestra in 14 years, and predates his First Symphony by three years.  The “Variations” are often regarded as Brahms convincing himself he was ready to write a complete symphony.

For those who are not faculty, staff or students of Truman State University, tickets for “Generations” will be available at the door or may be reserved in advance by calling 217.222.2856. Individual concert tickets will be $15 for adults and $12 for senior citizens, with children under age 18 admitted free and encouraged to attend.
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