Missouri International Music Studies Faculty to Perform with University Symphony Orchestra

The Truman State University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Sam McClure, will perform a concert at 8 p.m, Jan. 22, in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

Members of the Missouri International Music Studies program and Festival Musicale della Toscana will join the orchestra for a performance of the Beethoven’s “Violin Concerto,” Bottesini’s “Grand Duo Concertante for violin and contrabass,” and Rossini’s “String Sonata No. 1.”

Featured performers will include Gregory Sandomirsky, violin; Sergio Grazzini, bass; Alberto Bologni, violin; and Mira Frisch, assistant professor of music, cello.

Bologni, professor of violin at the Lucca Academy of Music in Italy; Sandomirsky, violin faculty at Park University and associate concertmaster of the Kansas City Symphony; and McClure, associate professor of violin/viola and director of orchestras at Truman State University; have formed a collaboration between three schools of music to establish a new International Music Studies program.

They believe the language of music can build valuable relationships between students and faculty in the United States and Europe. Their mission is to give music students of all ages an opportunity to perfect their art and expand their artistic expression through the study of music and to gain new experiences in performance and cultural exchange. This year’s festival will take place July 31-Aug. 14 in Montaione, Italy.