USF Symphony Orchestra Takes On A Challenge

USF students will perform Gustav Mahler's 3rd Symphony, an intricate and awe-inspiring work, on April 20 and 22.



TAMPA, Fla. (April 17, 2012) – Not many higher education symphonies dare take on Gustav Mahler's 3rd Symphony, but Dr. William Wiedrich, conductor of the University of South Florida Symphony Orchestra, is confident that our students are talented enough to do it.


The USF Symphony Orchestra will take the stage on April 20 and 22 along with the women of USF Choirs and the Tampa Bay Children's Choir to perform a masterwork of the 19th century. Under the direction of Dr. William Wiedrich and choir directors Brett Karlin and Jen Regal, the sounds of this 200+ member ensemble will fill the USF Concert Hall as they perform Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 3.


Mahler composed such a genius and awe-inspiring work, that it takes a highly skilled orchestra and director to perform it successfully. This symphony is not performed often due to its 90-100 minute length and large orchestration; but when it is given the chance to be performed, it is truly memorable.


Come and enjoy a once in a lifetime experience on either April 20 at 7:30 p.m. or April 22 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available through the USF Box Office. Advanced tickets for Students/Seniors are $8, and $12 for Adults. Day of tickets are $10 for Students/Seniors and $15 for adults.