The first-ever Gustavus Summer Music String Institute concludes Friday with a public concert in Jussi Björling Recital Hall by the Institute’s chamber orchestra of campers and staff directed by Dr. Ruth Lin. The June 22 performance will begin at 7:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
For this concert, Dr. Lin has programmed varying styles of music for chamber orchestra as a final challenge for the musicians attending the Institute. The finale program includes works by Bartok, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Penderecki and Holst. The performance opens with Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, followed by selections from Bela Bartok’s Rumanian Folk Dances, Kristof Penderecki’s Drei Stücke im alten Stil, and the second movement, Adagio, from Felix Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No. 8. The concert concludes with Gustav Holst’s The Saint Paul Suite, movement no. 4, Dargason.
In preparation for the finale concert, the past week of the camp has been filled with private lessons and practice, ensemble and sectional rehearsals, along with classes in music theory and ear-training. The evenings have been filled with recitals presented by the faculty and institute staff as well as the campers. “Intensive” best describes the Institute’s schedule and Dr. Justin Knoepfel, director of the project and viola instructor, is pleased with Institute’s first season and ready to plan for Opus 2 in June 2013.
The final performance of the 2012 Gustavus Summer Music String Institute will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 22 in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception for the musicians in the recital hall lobby.