The importance of music

Munich Symphony, a world-renowned symphonic group is coming to Walton Arts Center on Tuesday, November 1 at 7pm. They will be performing one of the most well-known pieces of music, Mozart's Requiem. They will be accompanied by the choral group Gloria Dei Cantores.


The Munich Symphony Orchestra (Münchner Symphoniker) is one of Munich’s four symphony orchestras. It was founded in 1945 as “Symphonieorchester Kurt Graunke” and – with its four subscription series in Prinzregententheater, Herkulessaal and the Philharmonie am Gasteig – is regarded as one of the high-profile ensembles of the city of Munich.

More than 100 concerts each year in almost every musical center of Germany and Europe, as well as regular guest performances in the USA (most recently in February 2009) and Asia display the capability of the orchestra, which captivates through its flexibility, its wide repertoire and extroverted interpretations.

For over ten years, the Munich Symphony has been a cooperative partner to the opera festival at Gut Immling in Chiemgau with two major opera productions each summer. Attractive productions of film scores (for example, a live concert of the score of “The Lord of the Rings”) and show productions (Roncalli’s “Circus Meets Classic”) add to the profile of the Munich Symphony Orchestra.

With this upcoming concert, and West Side Story playing their iconic music in our hall this week, it really got us thinking about music and how it plays a role in our lives. We found an article on Arts Journal last week that discusses this very topic, the importance of music, and categorizes music and sound into different areas and how those areas are used. The author was at an American Symphony Orchestra League conference, and was sharing the podium with former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee.

Take a look at the article and let us know what you think about the author's ideas!