The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra celebrates the music of Spain at its concert Sunday at the Empire Arts Center. The performance begins at 2:30 p.m.
A guest conductor from Madrid, Spain, Vicente Arino Pellicer, will lead the 56-member orchestra in a performance titled "La Bella Espana."
Alejandro Drago, conductor and artistic director of the symphony, will perform as a violin soloist for this program.
The program will feature Debussy's "Iberia"; Maurice Ravel's "La Alborada del Gracioso; Manuel de Falla's "El Sombrero de Tres Picos Suite No. 2"; and Pedro Villaroig's "Normando" violin concerto.
Drago, a globally recognized maestro violinist, is a faculty member in the UND music department where he directs the strings program. This is the third season he has served as the symphony's music director and conductor.
This is the last concert of the symphony's 118th anniversary season.
Pellicer, who has conducted orchestras in Europe, Asia, Africa and the U.S., is chamber music teacher at the Professional Conservatory in Alcala de Henares and artistic manager and conductor of the Alcala de Henares Orchestra in Madrid.
Tickets for Sunday's concert are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $15 for students and military, and $5 for children 15 and younger. They may be purchased at the door, or online, in advance, by going to www.empireartscenter.com or calling (701) 746-5500.
For more information, contact Tamara Auer, the symphony's executive director, at (701) 317-4897.