Wyoming Seminary Orchestra to feature original composition in annual spring concert
Student musicians at Wyoming Seminary Upper School will present a program of classical and contemporary music during the annual Spring Concert on Saturday, May 5 at 8 p.m.
The concert will be held at the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Avenue, just north of Kingston Corners, and will feature Sem’s Madrigal Singers, the Chorale, string ensemble and the orchestra. The concert is free and open to the public.
One of the program’s highlights will be the world premier performance of “Introduction for Orchestra,” composed by Sem orchestra director Anthony J. Kubasek. Although he has written nearly fifty musical works and arranged several pieces for orchestra, this is his first original composition for orchestra. The work is intended to highlight the strengths of various sections of the orchestra and to serve as an instructional work. The orchestra also will perform an arrangement of favorite Disney movie themes called “Disney Magic” and Ravel’s popular work “Pavane for a Dead Princess.”
The Madrigal Singers will perform music of Mendelssohn and opera music by Vecchi and Monteverdi, sung in Italian, while the Chorale will perform selections from the Liebeslieder Waltzes of Brahms and “The Songs of Nature” by Dvorak. The String Ensemble will present “An English Suite” by Parry and “Two Pieces for String Orchestra” by Shostakovich.
This event is part of Sem’s 2011-12 Performing Arts Series. For more information, call the communications office at 570-270-2192.