Guest Oboist and Baylor Symphony Orchestra Play McAllister Concerto

January 21, 2015
An oboe concerto by Baylor University’s Professor of Composition, Scott McAllister, will bring together the Baylor Symphony Orchestra and guest soloist Nancy Ambrose King on Monday, January 26, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. The concert will be led by Conductor-in-Residence Stephen Heyde.
Grunge Concerto was written for and dedicated to Dr. King, who serves as Professor of Oboe at the University of Michigan. Dr. McAllister’s three-movement composition emulates the emotions of the so-called “X generation” and the energetic and stagnant aspects of grunge music, with an unkempt spirit contrasted by psychedelic passages.
Opening the program will be one of German composer Felix Mendelssohn’s most celebrated concert overtures, The Hebrides, Op. 26, which was inspired by his 1829 journey to Scotland and a picturesque grotto known as Fingal’s Cave.
Also to be heard is Austrian composer Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, D. 485. This piece, considered to be the most Mozart-like of his nine symphonic works, dates from 1816. It was written for a group of amateur musicians who met regularly in Schubert’s house. Strings are especially prominent in the texture, as this symphony includes no trumpets, trombones, or timpani.
This concert is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.
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