Symphony, MC Music Department concert Sunday

The River Cities Symphony Orchestra and Marietta College Music Department will present their annual choral concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary Catholic Church at Fourth and Wooster streets in Marietta.

Doors for the concert open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets may be purchased at the door prior to the concert. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.

The program for this concert includes works of Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi and British composer John Milford Rutter. Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” consisting of four violin concertos, will feature violinist John Harrison and Rutter’s “Requiem” will feature soprano soloist Nicole Futoran.

The combined chorus will include the Marietta College Concert Choir and Oratorio Chorus and will perform under the direction of Daniel G. Monek, chairman of the Edward E. MacTaggart Department of Music of Marietta College.

The orchestra will be conducted by music director Maestro Robert Turizziani, now in his 14th season with the RCSO. He is also music director of the West Virginia Youth Symphony and is principal clarinet of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and has also appeared on several occasions as guest conductor with the WVSO and other symphony orchestras.

This is the 10th concert Turizziani and Monek have collaborated on featuring a combined chorus and orchestra.

For additional information call (304)485-7068 or 373-2221 or email The church is handicapped accessible and if special accommodations are required for persons who are physically challenged call 304-485-7068.

The corporate sponsor for the concert is Marietta College and it will be funded in part by Artsbridge Inc., the Marietta Community Foundation, the National Endowment of the Arts, West Virginia Commission on the Arts and the Ohio River Border Initiative.