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Amelia DaigleMezzo-soprano Amelia Daigle is a featured soloist in this weekend’s “A Night in Vienna” concert by the Windsor Symphony Orchestra.

Symphony to stage serenade in support of student-athletes

Fans of Lancer women’s basketball will have a chance to support the team in a new context this weekend, as players join the Windsor Symphony Orchestra at the Capitol Theatre for “A Night in Vienna,” a salute to the historic centre of classical music.

The concert promises to sweep the audience away with the glamour of the Austrian capital. Mezzo-soprano Amelia Daigle, a UWindsor alumna (BMus 2012), is a featured soloist, and dancers will waltz in ballroom fashions.

Members of the Lancer team will appear on the stage during the finale, Malcom Arnold’s A Grand Grand Overture. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at 121 University Avenue West.

The orchestra is offering several special deals to the UWindsor community.

Faculty, staff, students and alumni can receive a 25 per cent discount on reserved seating by using the code wsonightout when they purchase tickets online at windsorsymphony.com or by phone at 519-973-1238.

All patrons may purchase a rush seat, randomly assigned, for $25 and $5 of the price will go to their specified choice of Lancer women’s basketball, the Music Student Society, or Phi Sigma Sigma sorority. Use the code uofwvienna to activate this option through a special online portal or by phone at 519-973-1238.