Denison University Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Concert
Posted: October 30, 2007
The Denison University Orchestra and Wind Ensemble will present a concert with the works of six well-known composers at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, in Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). The concert is free and open to the public.
The Wind Ensemble will perform "A Festive Overture" by Alfred Reed, a 20th century American composer; "Irish Tune"; and "Shepherd's Hey" by Percy Grainger, known for his folk songs; "An American in Paris" by George Gershwin (arranged by John Krance), an early 20th century composer most known for combining jazz with popular music. The Orchestra will perform "Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op. 6, No. 4" by George Frederic Handel, a British baroque composer; "Ballad for String Orchestra (1954)" by Henry Cowell, an early 20th century American composer; and "Sinfonia No 3 in C major" by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, an 18th century pre-classical German composer.
Andrew Carlson and Nicolas del Grazia conduct the Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Carlson is known as a soloist and chamber musician and has performed as a soloist with The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Huntington West Virginia Symphony, The Welsh Hills Symphony, The Land of Legend Philharmonic and the University of Iowa Symphony. Carlson performed regularly with the Iowa Center for New Music and the University of Georgia Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, where he is featured on the Ensemble's ACA Digital CD "The Voice and the Virtuoso."
del Grazia joined Denison's faculty in 2003 after earning a bachelor's degree at the City University in London, England, and studying at the Guildhall School of Music. He earned his master of music degree at King's College London and his doctorate in music at Indiana University. A clarinetist, del Grazia has appeared as soloist, orchestral and chamber music musician throughout the United States, England, Austria and Italy.
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CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- The Denison Orchestra and Wind Ensemble concert of music by Reed, Grainger, Gershwin, Handel, Cowell and C.P.E. Bach; 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). Free and open to the public. Call (740) 587-6220 to confirm 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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