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Creighton University Spring Concert to Feature Original Symphony

Creighton University will present a spring music concert at 2 p.m., April 17, on the Mainstage of the Lied Education Center located at 24th and Cass Streets.

The performance includes the debut of Symphony No. 1 (Nanjing Symphony) an original composition by Frederick Hanna, chair of Fine and Performing Arts, who will also direct. The piece was inspired by Hanna’s trip to China in 2009 and was dedicated to the Nanjing Arts Institute in Nanjing, China for its 100th anniversary.

There will also be performances by the Symphony Orchestra, and the University Chorus, conducted by music professor Stephen Sheftz and the Chamber Choir, conducted by music professor Barron Breland.

Admission is free with a canned good donation. Proceeds go to the Siena Francis House.

There is also a free open rehearsal from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., April 12 on the Mainstage.

The performance is funded in part by the the generous support of the Richard and Mary McCormick Endowment for the Fine and Performing Arts, the Grace Keenan Fund, Creighton's Asian World Center and an anonymous source.