Linfield Orchestra to perform Friday
The unit was formed in 1991 as a teaching orchestra combining professional musicians and Linfield students. In addition to giving young musicians the chance to work with and learn from professionals, it gave local audiences the opportunity to hear high-quality classical music without leaving town.
Although this is its last season, Linfield will continue to offer resident the chance to hear music and students the opportunity to perform in conjunction with professionals. The vehicle will be the new Linfield Lively Arts series.
Five student soloists − winners of the Linfield Department of Music concerto competition − will perform with the orchestra Friday night.
Sophomore Christian Santangelo will open with with French composer Darius Milhaud’s “Concerto for Percussion and Small Orchestra,” which highlights a single percussionist working with more than 20 different percussion instruments.
The second movement of Mozart’s “Piano Concerto in D Minor, K. 466” will follow, featuring junior Zach Gulaboff Davis on piano.
Sophomore Kelsey Garrett will be featured on marimba for the fourth movement of “Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra,” by contemporary composer Ney Rosauro.
Junior Jaimie McDonald will sing “Je dis, que rien ne m’épouvante” from Georges Bizet’s opera “Carmen.”
To conclude the first half of the concert, sophomore Tabitha Gholi will perform Vittorio Monti’s “Csárdás” on violin.
During the second half of the program, the orchestra will perform Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 2 in D Major.” The piece was written during one of the most difficult times of the composer’s life, when he was coming to terms with increasing and incurable deafness.
Tickets will be available at the door for $10. Linfield students will be admitted free with student ID.
For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.