WHO: Azusa Pacific University’s School of Music hosts a free symphony concert featuring APU’s Symphony Orchestra with Director Christopher Russell and the Oratorio Choir with Director John Sutton, DMA.

WHAT: The program features a rare performance of Symphony No. 3, "The First of May," for chorus and orchestra, which was created in 1929 by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. The evening also includes the world premiere of "Wings of the Wind" by Stephen P. Johnson, dean of APU's College of Music and the Arts. Other pieces presented are Mussorgsky’s “Prelude to Khovanshchina,” and Rachmaninoff’s “The Isle of the Dead.”

WHERE: Haugh Performing Arts Center, located at Citrus College, 1000 W. Foothill Blvd, in Glendora.

WHEN: Fri., Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m.

For more information contact the School of Music at (626) 815-3848 or [email protected].

Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian university committed to God First and excellence in higher education. With 63 bachelor’s degrees, 43 master’s degrees, 18 certificates, 14 credentials, 8 doctoral programs, and 4 associate‘s degrees, the university offers its more than 10,700 students a quality education on campus, online, and at six regional centers throughout Southern California.