New York University’s Symphony Orchestra in Steinhardt’s Music and Performing Arts Professions department presents an evening of innovation in symphony Monday, March 7 at 8 p.m. at the Fredrick Loewe Theater, 35 West 4th Street.

Under the direction of NYU conductor Richard Fletcher, performances will include Heitor Villa-Lobos’ “Fantasia for Saxophone” with 2005 NYU Symphony Concerto Competition winner Nathaniel Berman; Igor Stravinsky’s “Ode;” “Variations on a Theme by Haydn” by Johannes Brahms, and “Concerto for Turntable” by performer DJ Radar.

DJ Radar blends classical music with club sounds in a method called “turntablism,” utilizing a single turntable as a musical instrument to create an original concerto piece. Radar has performed all over the world.

The event is open to the public and admission is free. For more information, contact the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions at 212.998.5424.

Established in 1925, NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions blends into New York City, the world’s performing arts capital, with baccalaureate through doctoral degree programs that encourage the pursuit of high artistic and academic goals. The department’s 300 renowned faculty guide its 1,400 students, who major in Music Technology, Music Performance (Vocal and Instrumental), Music Composition, Jazz, Music Business, Music Education, Dance Education, Educational Theatre, Music Therapy, Drama Therapy or Performing Arts Administration. Part of the Steinhardt School of Education, the department fosters a collaborative spirit across traditional disciplinary lines to offer a distinctive academic and performance-based education.

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