|Date: April 11, 2000
Contact: Diane Kadyk
Phone: (207) 872-3236
Colby Musicians Present Joint Concert, April 29 & 30
The Colby Symphony Orchestra, the Colby College Chorale and the Colby-Kennebec Choral Society will perform together in the finale of the 1999-2000 Music at Colby concert series. The concerts will be held nightly at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30, in Colbys Lorimer Chapel. The concerts are open to the public and free of charge. To mark the end of the current century, the musicians will perform works from the end of the previous century, featuring composers such as Horatio Parker, Antonin Dvorak, Giuseppe Verdi, Aaron Copland and Max Bruch.
The program begins with the Colby Symphony Orchestras performance of Aaron Copland's Outdoor Overture, followed by Max Bruchs Violin Concerto in G minor with Colby College senior Carolyn Clark as soloist. The first half will conclude with Hector Berliozs Hungarian March. The Colby College Chorale and the Colby-Kennebec Choral Society will then join the Colby Symphony Orchestra for American composer Parkers Iam sol recidit ("Now the sun is setting"). An aria from Verdis opera Nabucco will follow and the program concludes with Dvoraks festive Te Deum. These works will feature well-known returning soloists Bonnie Scarpelli, soprano, and Oral Moses, bass-baritone.
The Colby Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jonathan Hallstrom, includes members of the Colby student body, faculty and staff. The Colby College Chorale, directed by Paul Machlin, is the colleges largest singing group and features more than 65 Colby students. The Colby-Kennebec Choral Society, also directed by Machlin, includes Waterville-area community musicians and Colby faculty and staff.
For more information on Music at Colby events contact Diane Kadyk at 207.872.3236.