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Southern Crescent Symphony 25th Anniversary Concert to Premiere Work by Clayton State Alumna Christel Vinot

Apr 29 2015

The Southern Crescent Symphony will present a 25th Anniversary Gala Concert on Friday, May 1 in Spivey Hall at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Admission is free for Clayton State University students, faculty and staff. The program will feature works by Beethoven, Copland, Handel Offenbach and Vaughan-Williams. Also included will be premieres of works by two of the orchestra’s members – Christel Vinot and Glenn Moore. Vinot is a Clayton State graduate and a cellist with a B.M. in Music Composition. Her work, "The Journey of the Toad" is a charming, descriptive work written in memory of her cat, Toad.

The Southern Crescent Symphony was founded in 1990 by Richard Bell. During its 25 year history the orchestra has performed throughout Clayton, Fayette and Henry counties and has partnered with the Southern Crescent Chorale, the Tara Choral Guild, the Conyers-Covington Choral Guild, the Atlanta Festival Ballet and the Rick Massengale Trio. The orchestra presented the southeastern premiere of Alan Menken and Tim Rice’s King David Oratorio and has been invited to perform for the Georgia Music Educators Annual Conference on two occasions. For the past three years, the orchestra has been a partner with the music division of Clayton State University's Department of Visual and Performing Arts to present concerts involving Clayton State’s music students.

Tickets are available through the Spivey Hall box office or at the door.

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