Southern Utah University’s music department will present a concert featuring the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein as part of the Great American Songbook Series. The performance will take place Oct. 17 at the Southern Utah Museum of Art at 7:30 p.m.
“The first two concerts of the Southern Utah University Music Department Great American Songbook Series celebrate the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein,” said Carol Ann Modesitt, director of opera and voice at SUU. “The composer and lyricist collaborated on so many musicals together that we felt we couldn’t do justice to them in one concert, so we decided to do two concerts of their music. … For our first concert, students and faculty will be performing music from ‘Carousel,’ ‘South Pacific,’ ‘Me and Juliet,’ ‘The King and I,’ ‘Cinderella,’ ‘and ‘Oklahoma!’”
The proceeds from this concert series will be used to assist students with instrument repair and contribute to student travel for conferences throughout the year. This will relieve a portion of the financial requirement students studying music face.
Upcoming Great American Songbook Series concerts scheduled for the 2017–18 school year include Dec. 5 at 7:30 also featuring Rodgers and Hammerstein; Feb. 13, 2018, featuring songs by Johnny Mercer; and March 27, 2018, featuring the music of Harold Arlen.
Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and $25 for a season ticket to all four concerts. For more information about the Department of Music at SUU, please visit suu.edu/pva/music.