May 22, 2013 – “Songs, Dances, and Marches” – Emporia State University Choir and Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra in Manassas, Virginia

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Emporia State University Choir
Carol Kruger, Conductor

Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra
Sara Edgerton, Conductor

Songs, Dances, and Marches

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
7:00 PM
Hylton Performing Arts Center
10960 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20110 (map)

FREE ADMISSION

Program:

Emporia State University Choir:

McCullough | Holocaust Cantata (movements)
Billing | Make Every Breath
arr. Wilberg | Saints Bound For Heaven
J. S. Bach, arr. Sandberg | Bach (Again), Come Sweet Death
Traditional Spiritual, arr. Brown | The Battle of Jericho
Traditional Melody, arr. Hatfield | Amazing Grace
Stuart Stotts, arr. Moore | Music In My Mother’s House
Clausen | Quicksand Years
Hebrew Folk Song, arr. Ginsberg | Hine Ma Tov
Dan Davison | Ritmo

Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra:

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, featuring combined symphony orchestra and choir

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About the Artists…

The Emporia State University Choir and the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra will present a free concert of “Songs, Dances and Marches” at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature baritone soloist Dr. Timothy Schmidt performing Ralph Vaughn Williams’ “Five Mystical Dances” along with other choral and orchestral works including selections from Donald McCullough’s “Holocaust Cantata” and Aram Khachaturian’s “Masquerade Suite”.

Emporia State University Choir

The Emporia State University Choir, of Emporia, Kansas, is the school’s premiere choral ensemble. While the singers pursue a wide variety of majors, they all share the same love for music. The group has been recognized for its innovative and versatile programming and the singers pride themselves on singing challenging and diverse choral repertoire. In May 2010, the choir toured England and performed at many notable venues including St. Paul Cathedral and St. James Piccadilly Church in London. In recent years they have also toured Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Switzerland and Austria.

The choir is led by Director of Choral Activities, Carol Krueger. At Emporia State University, Kreuger  conducts the A Cappella Choir, Community Choir, Chamber Singers, and Emporia Camerata. She is an active clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor across the country and is widely recognized for her work on music literacy. She is the author of the book “Progressive Sight Singing” published by Oxford University Press. Kreuger received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Miami.

Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra

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.

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Triple Header Concert!!! Featuring “The President’s Own” US Marine String Quartet

Free concert, no tickets required

“The President’s Own” United States Marine String Quartet

Squalicum High School Performing Arts Department (WA)
“BORCH”: Band, Orchestra, and Choir

Thurman White Performing Arts Department (NV)
Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Winds, Concert Choir, and String Orchestra

Bellingham, Washington is about as far from Washington, D.C. as one can travel in the Continental United States.   So it is a rare treat indeed to have the entire music department of Sqaulicum High School present an afternoon of music at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, Virginia.

The Squalicum “BORCH” (Band, ORchestra, and CHoir, pronounced “Bork”) is led by Chip Bergeron, Andrew Marshall, and Kay Reilly.  Squalicum’s music curriculum boasts four choirs, three bands, one percussion ensemble, three orchestras, two guitar ensembles, and an AP Music Theory Class.  At the Hylton, the directors promise not to give an AP exam from the stage , but you will hear 112 members of the choir, orchestra, and concert band perform a variety of music ranging in style from American folk and patriotic tunes to light classics and jazz.  An exciting grand finale featuring BORCH performing “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” will culminate this inspirational afternoon.

Sunday April 1, 2012 at 3:00pm
Free Concert, General Admission
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Merchant Hall (map & directions)

This free community concert presented by the National Festival of the States is in honor and celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.