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Symphony will give a concert on Sunday

The concert will recognize important works in the new millennium, the conductor says.

The Central Florida Symphony comes to Curtis Peterson Auditorium at 3 p.m. Sunday for its third concert of the season.

Featuring works by many great composers, including Beethoven and Mendelssohn, the symphony will focus on works that need to be revived in the new millennium, said conductor Susan Robinson.

"There's so much music that's not been played a lot and now that we are in a new millennium, there is a new chance to enjoy these pieces," she said.

Among the selections will be Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman by American composer Joan Tower.

"That's an homage to the Aaron Copland work Fanfare for the Common Man," Robinson said.

Also included will be a short brass and percussion work, Roman Carnival Overture, by Hector Berlioz, and a Beethoven composition, Fidelio Overture. That piece was composed for an 1814 revival of his opera Fidelio.

"The Roman Candle Overture is a very short work, about three minutes, but it is very exciting," Robinson said.

The piece is a celebration of the Roman Mardi Gras.

Robinson also mentioned Creation of the World by Darius Milhaud as one of the seldom-heard works, calling it a classical piece infused with some jazz.

Dr. Robinson will give a talk before the concert for those who want to learn more about program selections. The talk begins at 2 p.m. in the band room next to the auditorium.

General admission tickets at the door are $8 for adults and $4 for students. Reserved tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students.

Up to two students will be admitted free when accompanied by at least one adult holding a general admission ticket.

Today, tickets will be available at all Regions and SunTrust bank offices in Citrus County. For ticket information, call 746-3788 or 527-8405.

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