Baylor's Concert Orchestra to Perform April 13

April 12, 1999

by Richard Veit

Baylor University's Concert Orchestra will present its annual spring concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, in Jones Concert Hall. The Concert Orchestra performs under the direction of Stephen Heyde, director of orchestral activities and Conductor-in-Residence.

The program will open with Antonio Vivaldi's Concerto in C major for Two Trumpets, Strings, and Basso Continuo. Brad Schliesser will conduct this work, and the trumpet soloists will be Sarah Jones and Sam Henderson.

The orchestra will play Psalm and Fugue by American composer Alan Hovhaness. Jeff Lindquist will conduct this piece.

Organist Joanna Elliott will be the featured soloist when Brad Schliesser conducts a performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Sonata No. 12 for Organ and Orchestra, K. 278.

Ruth Hood will be on the podium to conduct the next work, the "Ostinato" movement from Gustav Holst's St. Paul's Suite.

Stephen Heyde composed Blues for Norman for Norman Gamboa, who will be the euphonium soloist.

I've Got No Strings, an arrangement by Angelo Manzo, who will also appear as the tuba soloist, will follow.

Concluding the concert will be Palladio for String Orchestra by Karl Jenkins. This splendid work, written in tribute to the great 16th-century Italian architect Andrea Palladio, has been popularized on television through its use in a series of diamond commercials.

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

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