Prairie Performances

Heck of an Audition

Maestro Sergey Bogza

Maestro Sergey Bogza Photo courtesy Millikin University

On this week's Prairie Performances, Friday night at 7 pm on WILL-FM 90.9:

We hear the audition concert of Sergey Bogza, who won the appointment as the new conductor of the Millikin-Decatur Symphony replacing Michael Luxner, who retired after twenty years of service.  The concert features soprano Amy Mazzeo, and pianist Jared Rixstine, two students from Millikin University. We welcome Maestro Bogza and look to forward to many more fine concerts.

Millikin-Decatur Symphony (3/5/16)

Michael Luxner, Music Director and Conductor

Sergey Bogza, Conductor
(audition concert)

Jared Rixstine, piano (Rik-steen)

Amy Mazzeo, soprano (mah-ZAY-o)

Pieces performed: 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Ov "The Abduction from the Seraglio"

Ludwig van Beethoven | Piano Concerto No 2 in Bb, Op. 19- Allegro con brio                                        

Jared Rixstine, piano

George Frideric Handel | 'Let the Bright Seraphim' from "Samson"                                       

Amy Mazzeo, soprano; Phillip Tsigolaroff, trumpet


Gioachino Rossini | 'Una voce poco fa' from "The Barber of Seville"

Amy Mazzeo, soprano


Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op 36