SSO Presents the ‘We Are’ Concert
The Sewanee Symphony Orchestra (SSO), under the direction of Tiffany Lu presents the “We Are” concert. The concert is free and open to the public. It will take place at 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, in Guerry Auditorium. Masks are required. The concert will be preceded at 2:30 p.m. by our first Arts Amplified event—featuring students of Theatre, Dance, and Music and incorporating a sneak preview of Hamlet—in the arcade on Georgia Avenue and the UAG.
The SSO concert will feature Georges Bizet’s “L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2,” and a symphonic suite from “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” by Howard Shore, arrangement by John Whitney.
Tiffany Lu is the new conductor of the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra and teaches in the music department. Lu earned her doctorate in 2019 and comes to Sewanee with extensive conducting experience. She currently serves as conducting associate of the Pierre Monteux School and Music Festival (Maine) and assistant conductor with the Prince George’s Philharmonic (Maryland). In a just-concluded five-year stint as music director of the Wilmington Community Orchestra, Lu won praise for groundbreaking and creative programming. Her past conducting posts include guest or assistant slots with the Capital City Symphony, Symphony New Hampshire, and the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra. She was Conducting Fellow with the Allentown Symphony in 2019 and 2020. She also has professional experience as a violinist, music librarian, and recording producer.
A native of Tampa, Fla., and most recently resident in the D.C.-Maryland region, Lu holds degrees from Princeton University, Ithaca College, and the University of Maryland.