Monday, February 25, 2013
Contact: Jaye Ike, College of Fine Arts (304) 696-7153

Marshall University Symphony Orchestra to present ‘Peter and the Wolf’

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Elizabeth Reed Smith, will present a Family Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in Smith Recital Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus.

The program will include Verdi’s Sicilian Vespers Overture; the final movement of  the Mozart Piano Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 595; Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and the Sea Songs Quick March by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Soloist in the Mozart will be pianist Christianna Dixon, a high school junior who studied piano with Mila Markun, and who also plays viola in the Marshall University Symphony Orchestra. She is the winner of the 2013 Young People’s Concert Competition, sponsored by the Women’s Club of Huntington.

Dr. Larry Stickler, professor of music at Marshall, will be the narrator for Peter and the Wolf.

The program is geared to families with children, and will take less than an hour. The same program will be presented earlier that day at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center for all the 5th graders in Cabell and Wayne counties.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information call 304-696-6609 or e-mail Smith at

For further information, contact:  Office of University Communications
Marshall University | 213 Old Main | Huntington, WV 25755-1090
Fax: (304) 696-3197