Discover Music at UWG

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Carroll Symphony Orchestra and the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts at the University of West Georgia will present “Discover Music,” an exciting collaborative project of the CSO and the 2008 Young Composer Competition winners on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre.

Sponsored by the CSO Foundation, the 50-member symphony orchestra returns to the Townsend Center for a second season with program selections including “Short Ride in a Fast Machine” by John Adams, “Savannah River Holiday” by Ron Nelson and “Hoe-Down” by Aaron Copland, as well as the music of the 2008 Young Composer Competition.

The CSO will also recognize students who won the Young Composers Competition, an annual event sponsored by the orchestra. Terry Lowry, conductor and music director of the CSO, submits a theme to every music, band and chorus teacher in Carroll County, as well as most piano teachers in the area.  Students are encouraged to write a short composition based on the theme.

“We are always excited to play music written by local composers, especially student composers,” said Lowry.  “We believe we are the only orchestra in the world with a program such as ours for young composers.”

Tickets for “Discover Music” are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $8 for children and $10 for UWG students with ID.  Ticket subscription packages are available at a discounted price for three or more shows. Tickets may be purchased at the TCPA Box Office.

Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and available tickets will be sold at the door on the evening of the performance.  For more information, call 678-839-4722 or visit www.townsendcenter.org.