The world premiere of composer Asha Srinivasan’s “Doubt” highlights the Lawrence University Symphony Orchestra concert Saturday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel, 520 E. College Ave., Appleton. The concert is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of conductor David Becker, the Lawrence Symphony Orchestra also will perform Prokofiev’s “Symphony No. 1 in D Major, op. 25” and Beethoven’s famous “Eroica” symphony.
Provost and Dean of the Faculty David Burrows will serve as guest narrator for “Doubt,” which was originally written as Srinivasan’s doctoral dissertation at the University of Maryland. The text and the music reflect Srinivasan’s deeply personal thoughts on capital punishment.
An assistant professor of music at Lawrence, Srinivasan draws from both her Western musical training and her Indian heritage in creating her compositions. Raised with Carnatic music, the classical music of Southern India, Srinivasan integrates aspects of the Carnatic style into the Western music idiom.
The concert also will feature Seong-Kyung Graham as guest conductor. Graham currently serves as director of the Green Bay Civic Symphony. She was appointed conductor and artistic director of the symphony in 2005
The concert will be webcast beginning at 7:30 p.m. with a pre-concert program.