Baylor's Campus Orchestra Performs with Concert Choir

February 21, 2019
The Baylor University Campus Orchestra will present its next concert on Thursday, February 28, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located in the Glennis McCrary Music Building. This ensemble, conducted by Associate Professor of String Music Education Michael Alexander, is comprised of 41 talented string players, whose majors at Baylor range across virtually every discipline that the university offers.
Also performing on the program will be the 76-voice Baylor University Concert Choir, whose conductor is Lecturer in Choral Music Stephen Gusukuma. Guest organist will be Jillian Gardner, a graduate student who is studying toward her Artist Diploma at Baylor University.
Opening the concert will be George Frideric Handel’s Concerto No. 13 in F major. Handel assembled this engaging, four-movement work from two of his earlier pieces, a sonata and a concerto grosso. The soloist will be Ms. Gardner.
Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg based his Two Elegiac Melodies for string orchestra on an earlier set of his own songs (“Heart Wounds” and “The Last Spring”). The orchestral version dates from 1881.
Rhosymedre is a string prelude by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. He based it on a Welsh hymn tune that he wrote for organ in 1920. It will be heard in an arrangement by fellow countryman Arnold Foster, who specialized in arranging folk music and conducting revivals of unknown or neglected choral and orchestral works.
To close the program, the Campus Orchestra, Concert Choir, organist John-Micah Braswell, and four soprano soloists will perform the Magnificat in C major from around 1725 by baroque Bohemian composer Jan Dismas Zelenka.
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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