Denison Baroque Orchestra Program Features Student And Faculty Solists
Posted: April 7, 2000
The Denison Baroque Orchestra will perform works by Corelli, Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart and Monteverdi in its spring concert set for 8 p.m., Tuesday (April 11) in Burke Recital Hall. The group, under the direction of Andrew Carlson, a new faculty member in the Denison music department, is made up of Denison students dedicated to the performance of music from the baroque era (1600-1750). The concert is free and open to the public.
The newly formed Collegium Musicum, an early music vocal ensemble for Denison students under the direction of music department adjunct faculty member Phillippa Burgess, will join the orchestra for one selection. In keeping with baroque performance practice, the concertmaster instead of a conductor leads the orchestra.
A combination of student and faculty soloists will be featured on the program. First-year students Amanda Reahard and Meghan Coil will perform the solo violin parts in Arcangelo Corelli's Concerto Grosso No. 9. The Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 by Johann Sebastian Bach will feature sophomores Mary Hallan and Krista Wiseman on flutes and Beth Deemer on violin. Carlson, who serves as concertmaster of the group, will perform a solo violin concerto in D minor by Antonio Vivaldi. Completing the program offerings are Claudio Monteverdi's "Beatus Vir" with the Collegium Musicum, and a Divertimento in D Major for string orchestra by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
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