Denison University Orchestra Presents Afternoon Concert With Collegium Musicum
Posted: November 9, 2000
The Denison University Orchestra presents an afternoon of Baroque and early classical works at 3 p.m. on Sunday (Nov. 12) in Burke Recital Hall with the Collegium Musicum vocal ensemble. The concert includes the motet "Lobet Den Herrn, alle Heide" by Johann Sebastian Bach, Arcangelo Corelli's "Christmas" Concerto Grosso, "Rejoice the Lord Alway" by Henry Purcell and Symphony No. 20 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Denison University Orchestra was founded in 1999 by Assistant Professor Andrew Carlson. The group, made up of only Denison students, represents the first all-student orchestra in the history of the University. This semester, the orchestra has expanded to 30 students and will feature a work for full orchestra (strings, woodwinds and brass). Carlson and Elizabeth Deemer '02 will be featured as violin soloists in the "Christmas" Concerto by Corelli.
The Collegium Musicum, under the direction of affiliate instructor Stephen Caracciolo, is a vocal ensemble dedicated to the performance of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque literature. Caracciolo has performed choral masterworks with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Juilliard School Orchestra and the American Symphony. He is also the director of the Bel Canto Singers, a chamber choir of professional singers in Columbus devoted to early music.
A frequent performer at Denison, Carlson earned bachelor and master of music degrees (1992 and 1994) at the University of Georgia and his doctorate (1999) in musical arts in performance and pedagogy at the University of Iowa. He served as concertmaster of the University of Iowa's Symphony Orchestra and its Chamber Orchestra. As a studio musician and string arranger he has recorded for companies including Warner Bros., Atlantic, Elektra, and Polydor. His most recent major label appearance is with the band R.E.M.
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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