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IVSO presents October concert

Published: Monday, May 27, 2013 1:26 p.m. CDT
Orna Arania

LASALLE — The Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra will feature Orna Arania, an acclaimed mezzo-soprano, at its 3 p.m. Oct. 27 concert in the LaSalle-Peru High School auditorium.

Pieces in the performance will include Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer. Also on the program is Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major and Mussorgsky’s introduction to The Fair at Sorochinski.

Arania received a Doctor of Music degree in Voice and Opera Performance from Northwestern University, where she studied with Mignon Dunn and Sherrill Milnes. She is now a tenured associate professor of voice at Northern Illinois University and is also an assistant conductor and singer in the Lakeside Singers. She has performed in opera productions, recitals, oratorio concerts and with orchestras around the world.

The concert is sponsored by The Blouke and Marianne Carus Charitable Trust and the Central Radio Group, the season sponsor. This program is sponsored in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. The LaSalle-Peru High School Auditorium is handicapped accessible.

Adult tickets cost $12, student tickets cost $5 with identification. Season subscriptions are still available for purchase. For more information about IVSO, visit

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