Honors Students Take on Beethoven

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On October 7th, 30 honors students attended the Lubbock Symphony and enjoyed a night of fun, companionship, and Beethoven. While none of the students in attendance are music majors, all of them found the soaring melodies, dramatic dynamics, and energetic performing to be refreshing and relatable. The honors students used this concert to expand their cultural knowledge and to learn more about the world we all have been blessed with. By listening to an excellent performance of both Beethoven and Aaron Copland, the students experienced the thrills of creation in Beethoven’s “Overture to Prometheus”, the beauty of nature in Copland’s “Appalachian Spring”, and the joy of life in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”. Along with encouraging the honors students to see the world, and their studies, in a new light, the Lubbock Symphony also encouraged the students to enjoy the small things in life by encouraging the students to simply listen. In college, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the to-do list, which includes everything from homework to a job to a social life. To help, the Honors College provides opportunities for its students to experience the world in new, refreshing ways while also making this learning process accessible to all involved. All 30 honors students left the symphony Friday night with new melodies to whistle, new cultures to ponder, and a refreshed outlook on life, allowing these students to continue furthering their education at Lubbock Christian University with the support of the Honors College.

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