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Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Opens 80th Season Saturday Night



Renowned cellist, Zuill Bailey, headlines the season-opening concert of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra this Saturday night, October 3, at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center in Cedar Falls. 

Saturday night's 7:30 concert will mark the beginning of the 80th season for the WCFSO, and Maestro Jason Weinberger has a marvelous array of works lined up for the concert program.

Below is press release from the WCFSO, and how you can obtain tickets for the season opener.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony (WCFSO) opens its 80th anniversary season with Passion and Prokoviev on October 3, 7:30 p.m. at the Gallagher-Bluedorn.  Heartstopping cellist Zuill Bailey will join the WCFSO for a program featuring Elgar's passionate Cello Concerto, Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony, and Fanfares for Open Spaces by Iowa Composer Philip Wharton.

Bailey's rare combination of compelling artistry, technical finesse, and engaging personality has secured his place as one of the most sought-after cellists today.  A consummate concerto soloist, Bailey performs with the symphony orchestras of Chicago, San Francisco, Minnesota, Dallas, Louisville, and Milwaukee among other leading orchestras.  He has appeared at the Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall, and Carnegie Hall. Network television appearances include a recurring role on the HBO series "Oz," along with musical features on NBC's "Homicide," and on A&E.

Bailey and long time duo partner pianist Simone Dinnerstein were awarded the Classical Recording Foundation Award for 2006 and 2007 for the recording of Beethoven's complete works for Cello and Piano, released in August, 2009. Together they performed the complete Beethoven Sonatas for sold out audiences at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the National Gallery in Washington, D.C.  The WCFSO audience will remember Dinnerstein as last year's season-opening guest artist. 

WCFSO Music Director Jason Weinberger and Mr. Bailey will give a casual pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. in Jebe Hall. After the performance, enjoy FÍNE, the Symphony's post-concert lobby celebration with desserts, drinks, and live music. Tickets start at $19 for adults, at $9 for students. Buck a Kid is valid for this concert. $5 student rush tickets (18 and older with student ID) are also available the day of the show. 

Select season ticket packages are 50% off for new subscribers through October 2.  For more information on season tickets call 319-273-3373.  For single tickets for the October 3 concert or any other 2009-10 performance call 319-273-4TIX or 877-549-SHOW.  Visit wcfsymphony.org for information on all of the WCFSO's programming.

Online Reporter: Ron Steele





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