On March 16, the Fremont Symphony Orchestra will be featuring local, professional clarinetist,
Dan Foster as guest soloist. The orchestra will be performing at the Lander Valley High School
auditorium at 7 pm.
Foster has won multiple concerto competitions and performed throughout the United States,
Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. He has performed in Carnegie Hall in New York City and
the Sydney Opera House. Dan has performed concertos with multiple orchestras and is currently
the music teacher at Wind River schools.
According to Rebecca Murdock, the conductor, the concert is going to be like “a box of
chocolates.” She added, “You can’t just have one piece.” She said the concert will feature a
variety of music from the stage, dance hall, and movie set.
The Disney studio’s version of the movie “Aladdin” will be performed along with Gustav
Holst’s “Mars” from his suite, “The Planets.” Murdock noted that the symphony will perform the
piece along with a special NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory video of special Mars footage.
The FSO has been conducted by Rebecca Murdock, a well-known Fremont County resident who
received her degree in music education, emphasis in strings. She began conducting the orchestra
soon after arriving in Lander in the late 1970s. The orchestra has grown and developed into a
well-respected performance ensemble featuring internationally acclaimed soloists who perform
regularly with the 50-piece ensemble.
Tickets may be purchased at the door for $10 for adults and $20 for families.