Chamber Orchestra Concert, Aria Winners April 21

| April 4, 2013
Paul Davis

Paul Davis

The Webster University Chamber Orchestra presents the final concert of its 2012-13 season Sunday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in the Community Music School Concert Hall. Conducted by Paul Davis, the concert will feature the 2013 Aria Competition winner, Julie McGinnity, and the 2013 Concerto Competition winner, Troy Morris.

The Chamber Orchestra will open the program with the first movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60.

Next on the program is a contemporary work by David Madeira, Minus Nine. Composed in 2011, the work’s title refers to a nautical term from the Puget Sound in which the tide recedes so much that it reveals a vast rocky shore, exposing a seldom-seen world of odd sea creatures. Performing with the Chamber Orchestra on this piece will be the Webster University Percussion Ensemble, directed by Erin Elstner.

The first featured guest of the evening, Julie McGinnity, is a graduating senior at Webster University. The graduate of Lindbergh High School will perform Hush, ye pretty warbling quire, from Handel’s opera Acis and Galatea, followed by Tu virginum corona, from Mozart’s motet, Exsultate Jubilate.

The second featured guest is bassist Troy Morris, who is completing his sophomore year at Webster. A graduate of Edwardsville High School in Illinois, Morris will perform the Bass Concerto by Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf.

The evening will close with the famous Hoe Down, from Aaron Copland’s ballet suite Rodeo. A favorite of audiences throughout the world, this work captures the flavor of the American West, conveying an atmosphere of foot-stomping fun!

Admission to the concert is $3 for the general public and free for members of the Webster University community. For more information, call 314-968-7040.

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