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WIU Symphony Orchestra to Perform for FREE

A night of classical music comes to the Sauk Valley area as Sauk Valley Community College’s music department hosts the Western Illinois University Symphony Orchestra. The free performance will take place Tuesday, February 25 at 7 p.m. at the Historic Dixon Theatre

The WIU Orchestra will perform a variety of pieces from its concert repertoire including works from Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Capuzzi and Ravel. The night will end with a small reception.

An orchestra would not be whole without its conductor. Dr. Richard Hughey, director of orchestral activities at WIU and symphony conductor, has worked with numerous orchestras and operas including Omaha Symphony, Western Piedemont Symphony, University of Dresden Orchestra (Germany) and WIU (symphony and chamber orchestra) He has also instigated a summer opera festival in Cottbus, Germany, and directed performances of Die Zauberflote and of Don Giovanni.

Enjoy a night of free entertainment performed by extraordinary talent February 25. For more information, contact Mark Bressler at