DePauw University Choirs and Orchestra
Kristina Boerger, choir director
Orcenith Smith, orchestra director
Sunday, May 8 at 3 p.m.
Green Center, Kresge Auditorium
For the School of Music's final concert of the season, the DePauw University Choirs and Orchestra will perform Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Serenade to Music." Created as a tribute to the English conductor Sir Henry Wood and playwright William Shakespeare, the serenade is a poetic discussion about music from Act V, Scene 1 of "The Merchant of Venice." The beauty of the work is reported to have moved to tears the celebrated pianist Sergei Rachmaninov, who was performing one of his own sonatas on the same program that night in 1938 of Vaughan Williams' premiere at Royal Albert Hall.
MENDELSSOHN: "A Midsummer Nights Dream," incidental music, Op. 61
TCHAIKOVSKY: "Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasia" (3rd version, 1880)
Orcenith Smith, conductor
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: "Serenade to Music"
Pamela Coburn, soprano
Caroline Smith, mezzo-soprano
Kerry Jennings, tenor
Charles Stanton, baritone
DePauw Chamber Singers
DePauw University Chorus
Kristina Boerger, conductor
This performance will run approximately 55 minutes.
Green Center for the Performing Arts, Kresge Auditorium (View)
605 S. College Ave.
Greencastle, IN 46135
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