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Because of inclement weather, tonight's concert by The Virginia Symphony Orchestra, originally scheduled for 7 p.m. on Old Dominion University's Kaufman Mall, will be inside the Big Blue Room at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

For further concert details, including rain site information, patrons may contact the Virginia Symphony Box Office at (757) 892-6366 or visit their Web site at http://www.virginiasymphony.org.

Robert Shoup will conduct the May 25 concert, titled "Victory at Sea: A Celebration of America," featuring Ives/Schuman's Variations on "America," Barber's Adagio for Strings, Gould's "American Salute," Chadwick's "Jubilee," Ungar's "Ashokan Farewell" and Rodgers' "Victory at Sea." Mezzosoprano Lisa Relaford Coston will perform Copland's "Old American Songs" and David Alan of WVEC-TV will narrate the composer's "Lincoln Portrait."

Shizuo Kuwahara will conduct and violinist Elizabeth Coulter will be featured during the June 1 concert, titled "Music Without Boundaries," a preview of the symphony's 2005-06 season.

The symphony will perform "Celebration (1975)" by ODU faculty member Adolphus Hailstork, as well as Wagner's "Lohengrin Prelude to Act 3," Mozart's Impressario Overture, Bach's Air from Suite No. 3 in D Major, Vivaldi's "Spring" from the Four Seasons, Schuman's Finale from Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Brahms' Academic Festival Overture, Mozart's 1st Movement from Symphony No. 40 and Dvorak's 4th Movement from Symphony No. 9.

The concerts are free and open to the public.

This article was posted on: May 25, 2005

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