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The UT Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, and the University choral group, Da Capo, will perform works by German composers Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler, Richard Wagner and others Sunday, Sept. 22, at 3 p.m.

Dr. Jason Stumbo, associate professor and chair of music, will conduct the Wind Ensemble at the “Life, Love & Sorrow” concert.

Dr. Jason Stumbo, associate professor and chair of music, will conduct the Wind Ensemble at the “Life, Love & Sorrow” concert.

This free, public concert titled “Life, Love & Sorrow” will be held in Doermann Theater.

The UT Symphony Orchestra will perform Johannes Brahms’ Suite of Liebeslieder Waltzes. These are waltzes from Brahms’ op. 52 and 65 Liebeslieder Waltzes, originally written for piano four hands and vocal ensemble, that the composer re-scored for performance with orchestra and voices.

The concert program also will include movements from Brahms’ Serenade No. 2 in A major, op. 16. This was an early predecessor to Brahms’ symphonies and was dedicated to Clara Schumann, the celebrated pianist, wife of Robert Schumann, and Brahms’ lifelong friend. It was written for an orchestra without violins, trumpets, trombones or timpani.

The University choral group, Da Capo, will perform two works from Franz Josef Haydn. Normally sung in German, “Harmony in Marriage” and “Eloquence” have been translated and will be performed in English, said Dr. Stephen Hodge, professor of music and director of choral activities.

The UT Wind Ensemble also will take the stage. Set for the program are Richard Wagner’s Trauersinfonie, based on themes by fellow German composer Carl Maria von Weber, and Gustav Mahler’s Um Mitternacht for low voice and chamber winds, featuring UT graduate student Molly Bock.

Robert Mirakian, instructor of music, will conduct the UT Symphony Orchestra, and Dr. Jason Stumbo, associate professor and chair of music, will conduct the Wind Ensemble.

For more information on the event, visit the UT Department of Music at utoledo.edu/cvpa/music.

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