Classiclectic Connection: Octavio Mas-Arocas, Marquette Symphony Orchestra Side-by-Side with MSHS

Oct 23, 2019

Octavio Mas-Arocas, Principal Conductor of the Marquette Symphony Orchestra
Credit Kurt Hauswirth / Public Radio 90

Fantasia, Finlandia & Franck is the title of a unique performance from the Marquette Symphony Orchestra.  In a side-by-side concert, the MSO will join with members of the Marquette Senior High School Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble.  The goal of this concert is not only to provide a wonderful evening of classic works for patrons of the orchestra, but also to further music education opportunities.

Octavio Mas-Arocas, the MSO's principal conductor, will lead the combined ensembles.  The MSHS Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Eric Marta, and the MSHS Wind Ensemble is conducted by Matt Ludwig (both teachers are members of the orchestra).  Octavio joined Kurt Hauswirth during Classiclectic to discuss the concert repertoire and the opportunities for performers and audience members:

The concert repertoire consists of Finlandia by Sibelius, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis by Vaughan Williams, and the Symphony in D minor by Franck.

Fantasia, Finlandia & Franck: A Side-by-Side Concert is presented Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 7:30pm at Kaufman Auditorium.  More information available at, and tickets available at