Baylor's Concert Orchestra Presents Two Concertos Nov. 16

Nov. 12, 2004

by Richard Veit

Two Baroque concertos are featured on the next concert of the Baylor University Concert Orchestra at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building. The Concert Orchestra is conducted by Lisa Maynard, assistant professor of instrumental music education.

The program, "Bach to the Baroque and Forward Once Again," will open with the traditional Burgundian Carol, as arranged for string orchestra by Deborah Baker Monday, followed by a piano solo performance by Michael Moyes, a senior marketing major, who will perform Johann Sebastian Bach's Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052.

Music of Antonio Vivaldi will come next -- his Concerto in G minor for Two Cellos -- with soloists Lena Timmons, a graduate music major, and Paul Vanderpool, a junior music education major.

Edward Elgar wrote Sospiri ("Sighs"), an adagio for string orchestra, harp, and organ, in the months leading up to the outbreak of the First World War. It was dedicated to W.H. (Billy) Reed, concertmaster of the London Symphony Orchestra and also Elgar's future biographer.

The program will conclude with highlights from Howard Shore's award-winning film score to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, as arranged for string orchestra by Bob Cerulli.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at (254) 710-3991.

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