COLUMBUS, Miss. – Dr. Richard Montalto’s latest work titled “Possum Town Prelude” will be performed at the Starkville/MSU Symphony Orchestra concert Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Whitfield Hall, Rent Auditorium, on The W’s campus.
Montalto, a longtime resident of Columbus, is professor of music at The W. He has performed with jazz groups across the United States, South America and Europe.
A native of New Orleans, he holds degrees in composition from the University of New Orleans, Tulane University and the University of North Texas.
Dr. Julia Mortyakova, chair of the music department at The W, also will be the featured artist performer on the program joining the orchestra for the “Phantasie in A Minor,” composed by Robert Schumann.
She has numerous recitals, recordings, appearances and presentations to her credit. Mortyakova earned her doctor of musical arts degree in piano performance from the University of Miami and her master of arts in music performance from New York University. She has bachelor’s degree in music with a double major in philosophy from Vanderbilt University.
The second half of the program will consist of Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 1 in C major.” Dr. Michael Brown, music director of the Starkville Symphony, will conduct the program.
Admission to the concert is $10 and free to MUW and MSU faculty, staff and students who have their university ID. Tickets are available at the Columbus Arts Council and at the door the night of the performance.
CCNE Accreditation Information
Find out more about the accreditation process for our Graduate Nursing programs and how to make a comment.
Department of Graduate Nursing >
What can you expect from The W? You can expect the best! Find out more about academics, campus life, as well as tuition and aid. Learn More
Ready to talk to someone about how you fit into life at The W? Fill out the form to request more information. Request Info
The W has a beautiful, historic campus, home to 23 Mississippi landmarks. Visit the campus in Columbus and see for yourself! Schedule a Visit
Take the next step! The path to your future starts here. Fill out the application to attend The W. Apply Now
Eye on Life: The W's Photostream
1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439