Denison University Orchestra To Play Vivaldi And Haydn Works
Posted: October 28, 2002
The Denison University Orchestra will perform its first concert of the year at 8 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 9) in Swasey Chapel. The performance is directed by Denison Assistant Professor of Music Andrew Carlson and is free and open to the public.
On the program for this year, the orchestra will perform all of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons." Saturday's concert will consist of both the "Fall" and "Winter" movements of the piece, with Carlson serving as the violin soloist. There are currently about 50 Denison students in the orchestra.
Austrian classical composer Franz Joseph Haydn's "Symphony #104", also known as "The London Symphony" will also be performed. In addition, a trombone octet will play Peter Warlock's "Capriol Suite," a piece originally written for strings. Warlock is an early 20th century English composer who wrote in the traditional style. Associate Professor Andrew Glendening, chair of the music department, will conduct the trombone octet.
Carlson recently debuted a new CD Sept. 21, which features a wide range of music, including traditional old-time Appalachian, bluegrass, swing, blues, "new" grass, classical and contemporary acoustic. Carlson joined the Denison faculty in 2000 and is currently teaching violin and music history along with directing the Orchestra.
A frequent performer at Denison, Carlson earned his bachelor and master of music degrees (1992 and 1994) from the University of Georgia and his doctorate (1999) in musical arts and pedagogy from the University of Iowa. He served as concertmaster of the University of Iowa's Symphony Orchestra and its Chamber Orchestra.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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