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MSU Symphony Orchestra concert set Nov. 18

November 8, 2011

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The Montana State University Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Eric Funk will perform a concert of the works of Aleksandr Borodin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in Reynolds Recital Hall.

The concert will include "Polovtsian Dances" from Borodin's opera, "Prince Igor," as well as other works from his "Four Russian Songs" and "Symphony No. 2."

Borodin is best known as a musician and composer. His most famous work is the "Prince Igor" opera, which took him more than 17 years to compose and was nearly finished at his death. Borodin was part of "The Mighty Five," a group of Russian nationalist composers led by Mily Balakirev.

In addition to composing, Borodin was a well-known doctor and scientist, and had a successful career as a chemist and lecturing professor at the school of medicine for women in Russia. Similarly, MSU Symphony is made up of students from nearly every college on campus including music, but also chemistry, engineering, business and agriculture.

Tickets for the concert are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and are sold at the door.

Reynolds Recital Hall is in Howard Hall, which is located across the 11th Avenue from the Visual Communications Building, Black Box Theatre, and the MSU Duck Pond.

Whitney Salo (406) 994-3562,