Baylor University’s Family Weekend (formerly known as Parents’ Weekend) will host three major ensembles from the School of Music in a Kaleidoscope Concert on Saturday afternoon, September 20. This concert will begin at 3:00 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building.
Opening the program will be the Baylor University A Cappella Choir, conducted by Director of Choral Activities Alan Raines. This mixed group of choral vocalists will sing the “Kyrie” movement from German composer Josef Rheinberger’s 1878 Mass in E-flat major, Op. 109 (“Cantus missae”) and then “Tykus Tykus” by Lithuanian composer Vaclovas Augustinas.
As led by Conductor-in-Residence Stephen Heyde, the Baylor Symphony Orchestra will perform the Promenade Overture from 1981 by American composer John Corigliano and, from 1945, selected movements from Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9.
The Baylor University Wind Ensemble, under the baton of Director of Bands J. Eric Wilson, will present the “March” movement from English composer Gustav Holst’s First Suite in E-flat for Military Band, dating from 1909.
The Wind Ensemble will also play a recent work called Serenity by Norwegian-American composer Ola Gjeilo and then Tam o’Shanter, a programmatic piece from 1955 by English composer Malcolm Arnold.
This Kaleidoscope Concert is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.