Cesar Leal


The Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra will end its 37th season on April 25 mirroring the way it started. “Night at the Movies – The Sequel”, featuring first-time, mainstage guest conductor Cesar Leal, is the fifth and final concert of the season that features well-known and well-loved movie classics.

“This has truly been a great season for us. More people have attended than in a very long time for our mainstage concerts,” President, Board of Directors Jane E. McNulty said.

“I think the theme and the selection of pieces truly hit home. So many of us have fond memories of good movies we saw a long time ago, and not so long ago, and when performed by these professional musicians, it truly was a pleasure to relive the movies and the moments.”

The April 25 concert will be held at First United Methodist Church, 265 W. Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at www.murfreesborosymphony.com. The symphony also has an early bird special for next season’s tickets on its website. The season starts in September.

The concert will be conducted by Leal, a Columbian born musicologist and currently the artist director and conductor of the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra. He has led ensembles across the U.S, Panama, Columbia, France and Ukraine.

Among the pieces scheduled to be performed that night are “Overture to Barber of Seville”, music from “Frozen”, “The Sound of Music” and “Star Wars”.

The theme for next year’s season is being planned.

“We’re working hard to give the community the very best of music. More and more people are realizing that we have a professional symphony orchestra in town and have made it part of their seasonal traditions,” McNulty said.

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