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March 31, 2022

Music’s 'Legends' concert features Bach to Final Fantasy X

West Circle Series caps season on April 4 with a unique insight into the classical genre

The MSU College of music explores the traditions and future directions of music when the Joanne and Bill Church West Circle Series caps off its season with an innovative concert featuring music for video games at Fairchild Theatre on April 4, at 7:30 p.m. 

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“Legends” presents an immersive program that bridges genres through traditional performances and multi-media visuals and explores legendary classical composers and modern-day compositions from the adventurous world of video games. The program will also highlight short works by graduate students in MSU’s Composition area.


“We’re excited about exploring new frontiers in music through this event that honors the legends of the past while introducing the legends of today and the future, said Deborah Moriarty, professor and chairperson of the Piano Area and director of the series. “Thanks to the continued generosity of Joanne and Bill Church, we can venture into such exciting new territories.”


The eclectic mix of programming juxtaposes traditional classical works from J.S. Bach, Claude Debussy, Arvo Pärt and Franz Liszt with modern-day influential music in the gaming world like To Zanarkand, Hymn of the Fayth and Legends Never Die. The music highlights a range of MSU instrumentalists from cello, piano, bassoon and percussion, as well as MSU choir and saxophone ensembles. Newly composed and arranged works by MSU composition students will also be on the program.


More information can be found on the College of Music's website.



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