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Campus Orchestra to present fall concert Nov. 18

The Campus Orchestra at the University of South Carolina will present its fall concert Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the School of Music recital hall. It is free and open to the public.

Directed by Neil Casey, the Campus Orchestra will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Mein Jesu” (transcribed by Leopold Stokowski); John Rutter’s “Suite for Strings” in four movements; “Adagio” by Tomaso Albinoni, arranged by Remo Giazotto; and Mozart’s “Symphony No. 29 in A-major.

“Mein Jesu” is a romanticized transcription of a dark and serious Bach work for Stokowski’s large string section. The work will feature the orchestra’s cello section.

Each movement in “Suite for Strings” is based on a folk song. John Rutter is known for his choral writing, but this piece has many of the sound characteristics one would find in his choral writing. It’s a very simple melodic work, highlighted by the third movement, “O Waly, Waly.” The concertmaster, Lauren Garber, has many solos in this piece.

The focus of “Adagio” is the organ. Albinoni is commonly mentioned as the composer of the piece, but only the ground bass notes are his. Giazotto wrote the piece and, like the Stokowski transcription, it’s romantic and not baroque, as some might expect.

“Symphony No. 29 in A-major” is one of Mozart’s most popular symphonies. It is in four movements and features Mozart’s soaring melodies and difficult horn parts.

For more information, contact Laveta Gibson at 803-777-4336.

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 11/10/09 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 11/12/09 @ 4:36 PM | Permalink

Campus Orchestra fall concert

  • Who: Neil Casey to direct free concert
  • When: 7:30 p.m., Nov. 18
  • School of Music recital hall

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