Baylor's Campus Orchestra in Concert

April 5, 2021
Due to the current pandemic situation, the Baylor University Campus Orchestra’s next concert of the 2020-2021 academic year will be presented without an in-person audience. However, viewers at home will be able to enjoy the performance by going to the School of Music website for an online streaming opportunity. This concert will be available on Monday, April 12, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The Campus Orchestra, conducted by Associate Professor of Music Education Michael Alexander, is comprised of forty-six talented string players, whose majors range across virtually every discipline that the university offers.
Opening the program will be a piece called Reflexions by American composer Carold Nuñez (1929-2015). A native of Port Arthur, Texas, Nuñez attended The University of Texas at Austin, graduated from North Texas State University, and became a prolific composer of music for student orchestras, particularly when he served as Orchestra Director for Denton High School.
A quartet of student soloists will be featured in the brilliant Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. This Fantasia is among the most popular works in the string-orchestra repertoire. It premiered on September 6, 1910, when the composer conducted the strings of the London Symphony Orchestra at Gloucester Cathedral as part of the Three Choirs Festival, an annual event whose history dates all the way back to 1709. Thomas Tallis (1505-1585) was a prominent composer of the English Renaissance.
The program will close with the sprightly Midnight Tango of American composer William Pordon (1925-2009). Pordon was a violinist, composer, arranger, and collegiate teacher of stringed instruments. He served as violinist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for several years.
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