New York University’s Symphony Orchestra opens its 2006-07 season on Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. with a free concert at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium (60 Washington Square South, 4th Floor, betw. LaGuardia Place and Thompson Street). The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the main music office at 212.998.5424 or visit Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)

Led by Music Director Michael Lankester, the symphony orchestra will perform Maurice Ravel’s “Valse Sentimentale et Noblesse,” Alan Hovahness’s “Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints for Percussion Soloist and Orchestra,” and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, “The Titan.”

The performance will offer a unique perspective for the audience. Seats will surround the orchestra on three sides, creating a more intimate and acoustically pleasing setting.

NYU’s Symphony Orchestra is part of the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, located in the university’s Steinhardt School.

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