The event, which raises money for music education scholarships, takes place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, at Copley Symphony Hall inside the Jacobs Music Center.
This year’s production will feature SDSU’s top orchestral and premier wind groups, a 120-voice concert choir, the Marching Aztecs, SDSU Musical Theatre, the Great String Wall Quartet, and for the first time a dance ensemble.
Program highlights include Ottorino Respighi’s “Pines of Rome,” David Maslanka’s “In Memoriam,” Jim Bonney’s “Threnody” featuring original choreography by SDSU Dance, The Great Wall String Quartet performing Louis Spohr’s “Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra,” “Make our Garden Grow” from Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide,” and Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms.”
The event calls attention to the fact that almost 65 percent of all music teachers in San Diego County are SDSU music education alumni, teaching more than 10,000 K-12 students each year.
“At SDSU, we are in a race to prepare future music teachers to meet the growing demand,” said Joyce Gattas, dean of the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts. “Providing scholarship support for music education majors will help to meet the workforce needs of San Diego schools.”
Tickets are available online starting at $23 and $10 for students.
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