(Norman, Okla) November 16, 2010—“Love and death are expressed ecstatically through these stories. Setting them to music vividly reveals the experience that created love and led to death,” says Chris Westover, conductor of the OU Civic Orchestra.


The University of Oklahoma School of Music presents the OU Civic Orchestra, under the direction of Westover. The concert is titled “Fatal Attraction” and features works inspired by love and obsession at 8 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 30, in Sharp Concert Hall. This concert is free and open to the public.


Music selected for the concert include: Serge Prokofiev's “Romeo and Juliet,” Jean Sibelius' “Pelleas et Melisande,” J. S. Bach's “Concerto in D minor for Two Violins” featuring Professors Hal Grossman and Gregory Lee, Carlos Surinach's “Blood Wedding” composed on commission for OU in 1979, Hector Berlioz's “March to the Scaffold” from “Symphonie Fantastique” and Giuseppe Verdi's “Prelude to Act III from La Traviata.”


The 98-member OU Civic Orchestra consists of OUstudents, most are non-music majors, OU non-music faculty members, OU alumni, and community members. There is a wide diversity of age groups within the orchestra.


The OU Civic Orchestra is a joint venture between the OU School of Music and the College of Continuing Education. For more information in the OU Civic Orchestra, please visit http://www.cafe.ou.edu/civic/index.html


Many concerts are scheduled for live stream via Internet, to see a schedule visit http://music.ou.edu/calendar. Please visit http://music.ou.edu/ for a full calendar of events and performances at the School of Music. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. For accommodations on the basis of disability, please call the Box Office at (405) 325-4101.


Holly Jones
Public Relations Coordinator
Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts
University of Oklahoma
(405) 325-6673