Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra
Sara Edgerton, Conductor
Dr. Timothy Schmidt, Baritone Soloist
Friday, May 24, 2013
Saint Peter’s Church
619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street
New York, NY 10022 (map)
Songs, Dances, and Marches
Mozart | Impresario Overture
Khachaturian | Masquerade Suite
Delius | On Hearing of the First Cuckoo of Spring
Delius | Summer Evening
Delius | Marche Caprice
Sousa | The Stars and Stripes Forever (full orchestra version)
Vaughan Williams | Five Mystical Songs for solo baritone and orchestra
About the Artists…
The Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra will present a free concert of “Songs, Dances and Marches” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 24, at Saint Peter’s Church in Midtown. The concert will feature baritone soloist Dr. Timothy Schmidt performing Ralph Vaughn Williams’ “Five Mystical Dances” along with other orchestral works including Aram Khachaturian’s “Masquerade Suite” and John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever”.
The Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra, in residence at Southeast Missouri State University, is in the twelfth year of its highly successful subscription series. The orchestra has collaborated with nationally and internationally acclaimed guest artists, such as Grammy Award winning violinist Mark O’Connor, trumpet virtuoso Allen Vizzutti, and concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony, David Halen. In 2009, the group toured China, performing at the Central Conservatory in Beijing, Shanghai Normal University, and the prestigious Zhejiang University in Hangzhou.
The group is led by Artistic Director Dr. Sara Edgerton, professor of cello and string bass at Southeast Missouri State University. Under her direction, the orchestra has commissioned and presented a number of world premieres, including most recently “River” by Robert Fruehwald and “Two Brothers” by Jim Stephenson. Edgerton maintains an active performing career as a cellist and has collaborated with such composers as Aaron Copland, Karel Husa, Claude Baker and Morton Subotnick in performances of their works. She received her undergraduate degree in cello performance from the Eastman School of Music and her Master of Arts and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Cornell University.