Luther College has many amazing programs… Miss Sarah is slowly being primed to love the fact that she is going there for college. It is a family legacy kind of thing, LOL!
So far it is a PERFECT fit for any of her major interests: performing, music, science and English.
This is a GREAT chance to see their BEST group perform – just for the cost of a goodwill offering that is a benefit. They are AMAZING and SO worth seeing.
Here is their press release:
CORAH, Iowa – The Luther College Symphony Orchestra will present a
concert of works by Wagner, Elgar and Tchaikovsky at 7:30 p.m. Monday,
Jan. 28 in the Sun Prairie High School Auditorium, 888 Grove Street, Sun
Prairie, as part of their January 2013 tour.
The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. A
freewill offering will be taken.
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/images/cleardot.gifThe program begins
with one of the best-loved operatic overtures of the 19th century, the
Prelude to Act One of “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” by Richard Wagner.
Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor will follow, with Eric Kutz,
Luther associate professor of music, as the soloist on cello.
Elgar’s Cello Concerto–the composer’s last important work for
orchestra–has been called his most personal, his most confessional
piece. Elgar completed most of the work on his concerto during the
summer of 1919. The composer had recently been ill, and was deeply
depressed by the Great War’s destruction of the world he had known.
After a brief intermission, Symphony Orchestra will conclude with a
performance of Tchaikovsky’s epic Symphony No. 4 in F minor.
Tchaikovsky wrote his Fourth Symphony between 1877 and 1878, during the
most turbulent year of the composer’s life. The piece is closely
associated with two women, one whom he married that year, and the other
whom he never actually met.
Conducted by Daniel Baldwin, professor of music and director of
orchestras, the Luther College Symphony Orchestra is Luther’s largest
and oldest orchestral ensemble. The Orchestra maintains an active
rehearsal and performance schedule during the academic year, from early
September to late May.
More than 85 student musicians, representing a variety of academic
majors, perform with Symphony Orchestra. Many also play chamber music,
sing in a choir or play in a jazz ensemble.
The Luther campus, in scenic Decorah, Iowa, is alive with the sounds of
six choirs, three bands, three orchestras and two jazz bands. Nearly
1,000 students participate in the large ensembles, faculty-coached
chamber groups, private lessons and master classes. More than 300
students pursue music majors, studying music theory/ear training,
history, education, composition, church music and performance. It all
adds up to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the world.
Members of the orchestra also perform with the Luther College choirs, in
periodic performances of major choral-orchestral works and in the annual
Christmas at Luther festival performances.
In addition to his work as conductor of the Luther College Symphony and
Chamber Orchestras and the Opera Workshop, Baldwin teaches conducting at
Luther. He holds the Bachelor of Music from Furman University, the
Master of Music in cello performance and the Doctor of Musical Arts in
instrumental conducting from the University of Texas at Austin.