Munich Symphony Orchestra to perform Mozart’s Requiem

By Rachel McAdams

College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

CONWAY — UCA Public Appearances’ “Night-Out Series” continues with the Munich Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Mozart’s Requiem with Gloriae Dei Cantores at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus.

Led by internationally renowned artist Philippe Entremont, the Munich Symphony Orchestra will return to the United States after its debut U.S. tour in the 2005-2006 season.

The Munich Symphony Orchestra is one of Munich’s four symphony orchestras and developed in 1990 out of the former Graunke Symphony Orchestra, which was founded by Kurt Graunke in 1945.

For more than half a century, the orchestra has made a considerable contribution to the cultural life of Munich with an extensive repertoire, which includes symphonic concert pieces, performances of opera, light opera, musicals and ballets as well as oratorios and church music.

Regular concerts in Bavaria and numerous tours throughout Germany as well as in Europe, Asia and the Americas have firmly established the reputation of the Munich Symphony Orchestra.

Accompanying the orchestra will be Gloriae Dei Cantores, a 40-voice choir directed by Elizabeth Patterson. She has led the choir in a number of world premieres and appeared on the concert stage and in recordings with Keith Lockhart, John Williams, Samuel Adler, Mark O’Conner, Stephen Cleobury, Vladimir Minin, and the late George Guest, Mary Berry and Margaret Hillis, among others.

With more than 100 concerts each year in almost every musical center of Germany and Europe, as well as regular guest performances in the United States and the Far East, the Munich Symphony Orchestra displays the capability to captivate through its flexibility, its wide repertoire and its extrovert interpretations.

Tickets, available at the UCA Ticket Central Box Office, are $30-$40 for adults, $27-$37 for senior citizens, $25-35 for UCA alumni, $28-$33 for UCA faculty and staff, and $10 for students. For tickets, call (501) 450-3265 or toll free from anywhere in Arkansas at 1-866-810-0012, Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. or visit

For more information about tickets, contact Biebesheimer at (501) 450-3682 or