Orcenith Smith, conductor
Pike Performing Arts Center (directions)
Saturday, May 13, 2017 7:30 p.m.
Overture for Orchestra | Benjamin Shively, 2016 IMEA Student Composition Contest Winner
First Essay for Orchestra, Opus 12 | Samuel Barber
Three Latin American Dances (2004) | Gabriela Lena FRANK
The Pines of Rome | Ottorino Respighi
The Pines of the Villa Borghese
Pines Near a Catacomb
The Pines of the Janiculum
The Pines of the Appian Way
Ben Shively is a Junior at West Lafayette High School, where he plays french horn in the Wind Ensemble and sings in the Chorale. He also plays in the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony. He has been interested in composition since he was very young, and last summer he attended Interlochen Arts Camp to study composition. Ben is excited and grateful for the opportunity to have his piece performed by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis.