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Symphony Premiere Performance

Associate Professor of Music Dr. Laure Pruett’s edition of Louis Moreau Gottschalk’s symphony Á Montevideo had its premiere performance. 

  • Dr. Laura Pruett
For the past several years Dr. Laura Moore Pruett, associate professor of Music in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Merrimack College, has been working on a new critical edition of the two symphonies by the New Orleans-born pianist-composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-69). The research and editing project is finally bearing fruit. Her edition of his second symphony, Á Montevideo, had its premiere performance on Sunday, November 24, 2019, by the Reading Symphony Orchestra, conducted by George Ogata.