april, 2018

sun15apr3:00 pmsun4:30 pmWillamette University Chamber Orchestra/Wind Ensemble Spring Concert3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Willamette University Rogers Music Center, Hudson Hall

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Willamette University Department of Music| April 4, 2018
Daniel Rouslin, Professor of Music, drouslin@willamette.edu, (503) 370-6454
Diane Trevett, Administrative Assistant, dtrevett@willamette.edu, (503) 370-6687

Willamette University features the University Chamber Orchestra and the University Wind Ensemble in their Spring Concert

 

SALEM, Ore.—On Sunday, April 15th, 3:00pm in Hudson Hall, the University Chamber orchestra, led by guest conductor, Daniel Rouslin, will feature the two winners of the Concerto-aria competition held in November 2017. Principal flutist, Lauren Collar will perform the Finale movement of Carl Reinecke’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, and soprano, Lena Heumann will sing the aria, “Batti, batti, o bel Masetto,” from Mozart’s opera, Don Giovanni.

 

Concluding the program will be three movements from Symphony No. 4 in C Minor (“The Tragic”) by Franz Schubert. Schubert composed this work in 1816 when he was just 19. Although the subtitle, “Tragic” is from Schubert, himself, it should be noted that all of the movements performed at this concert end in a major key as the mood transforms from dark to bright.

The Willamette University Wind Ensemble, conducted by John Skelton, will feature Cameron Lantz, tuba soloist on Empirical Refractions for Tuba and Wind Ensemble by Alex Hilliard. Cameron, from Alameda California, is a senior who majors in Civic Communication and Media.  He writes and performs music in his free time. He is a vocalist and performs on tuba, piano and trumpet.

 

The band’s second work will be American Elegy by Frank Ticheli which was written in memory of students who lost their lives in the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999 and to honor their survivors. Their program will conclude with Culloden by Julie Giroux. This three movement symphony for band was inspired by the people and events surrounding the battle of Culloden, Scotland in which more than 1800 Scots, Irish and English perished in less than 30 minutes. The battle took place on April 16, 1746.

 

 

The concert is free and without ticket.  For further information contact the Willamette University Music Department at 503-370-6255.

 

Time

(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Venue

Willamette University Rogers Music Center, Hudson Hall

900 State Street

Price

Free

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