BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra continues its 76th season with the concert "Flute, Fantasy and Fun" at 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the at the Bemidji High School Auditorium with Beverly Everett conducting.
Internationally acclaimed flutist Carol Wincenc will return to Bemidji and join the BSO on stage to perform the world premiere of "Breathless," a work commissioned for her by the BSO from composer Tod Machover. Also on the program is Beethoven's "Egmont Overture" and "The Nutcracker Suite" by Tchaikovsky.
Wincenc, of New York City, is one of the world's leading flute virtuosos and teaches at the Juilliard School of Music, according to a press release. She has premiered numerous works written for her by prominent composers, including a world premiere with the Detroit Symphony of a flute concerto by Pulitzer Prize winner Christopher Rouse. Wincenc has received numerous awards in her career, including a Grammy nomination and the Diapason d'Or prize. Machover was called "America's most wired composer" by The Los Angeles Times and he has innovated music technology for Yo Yo Ma, Prince and others. He also created the technology behind the popular video games "Guitar Hero" and "Rock Band." He studied at Juilliard and is professor of music and media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab.
Tickets for the concert are available at the door, in advance at Lueken's Foods North and South, or at brownpapertickets.com. Prices are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens 62 and older and $10 for college students with ID. Students grades K-12 are admitted free. All seats are general admission. Doors open for seating at 2:30 pm.
Season tickets may be purchased at the door on the day of the concert, or through www.bemidjisymphony.org/tickets, or call (218) 444-7914.