Free Summer Festival Orchestra performance Aug. 8

The Summer Festival Orchestra will perform a free public concert at Syracuse University on Monday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m., at the Goldstein Auditorium in the Schine Student Center. The following works will be performed: William Tell Overture by Rossini; Waltz from Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky; and Elgar Variations for Orchestra “Enigma.” 

The performance will be under the direction of James R. Tapia, director of orchestral activities at SU’s Setnor School of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. 

The Summer Festival Orchestra has a history of success in bringing together a diverse mix of musicians from the community to create a talented, all-volunteer ensemble. The musicians include students from SU and other area schools, as well as members of the Symphony Syracuse Orchestra. 

For more information about the performance, contact Tapia at 443-5892. The program is sponsored by University College (UC). University College provides access to Syracuse University to part-time and international students and offers valuable summer programs for high school students. UC enhances the Syracuse community through continuing education, outreach, public forums, and by administering educational and performing arts programs. For more information, call 443-9378 or visit