Denison University Orchestra Presents Winter Concert
Date of Event: December 3, 2005
Posted: November 28, 2005
The Denison University Orchestra, under the direction of Assistant Professor Nicolas del Grazia, will present a concert of works from three Romantic composers at 8 p.m. on Saturday (Dec. 3) in Swasey Chapel. Admission is free and open to the public. This concert and another by the Singer's Theatre Workshop group at 3 p.m. on Saturday are Denison offerings during the Granville Walking Tour that will take place on the closing weekend of events celebrating the village's bicentennial.
The concert program features Alexander Borodin's "Polovetsian Dances" from his best known opera, "Prince Igor." Borodin was a professional chemist and a talented Russian romantic composer in the 19th century who was a member of the nationalistic group of composers known as "The Five." The melodies of the Polovetsian Dances were adapted and used in the mid-20th century Broadway musical, "Kismet," which won a Tony award.
Richard Strauss' "Serenade Op. 7" and AntonÃn Dvorak's "Symphony No. 8" are the other two works on this concert program. Strauss was a German post-romantic composer who lived from 1864 to 1949 and was well known for his many tone poems. Dvorak (1841 to 1904) was a Czech romantic composer whose many popular compositions include his "Slavonic Dances," the "Dumky Trio" chamber work and his "Symphony No. 9," which is now subtitled "From the New World."
CALENDAR INFORMATION: Denison University,The Denison University Orchestra presents a concert featuring works by Borodin, Strauss and Dvorak; 8 p.m., Saturday (Dec. 3) in Swasey Chapel. Free and open to the public. Please call (740) 587-6220 for more information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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