Home Concert for Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Sunday

Posted on April 7th, 2011 by

The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, Ruth Lin, conductor Photo by Stan Waldhauser

The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, Ruth Lin, conductor Photo by Stan Waldhauser

The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Ruth Lin return from a 10-day midwestern concert tour to present its Home Concert in Christ Chapel on Sunday, April 10, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. This performance is free and open to the public.

For this concert, the orchestra will perform two works by Peter Tchaikovsky:  the Romeo and Juliet Overture and the Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17, known as the “Little Russian.” Conductor Ruth Lin promises a memorable concert, “Because it’s great music played by people who love it. And, I promise it will be fun!”

This is the first year the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra is under the direction of Dr. Lin. She earned her Masters and Doctoral Degrees at Northwestern University in orchestral conducting where she studied under Maestro Victor Yampolsky. She made her conducting debut with National Symphony Orchestra in 2007 while working with Maestro Leonard Slatkin and has served as the Assistant Conductor of the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and guest conducted the North Shore Chamber Orchestra, Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, Northwestern University Philharmonia, Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra, Central Iowa Symphony, and the Xiamen Philharmonic in Xiamen, China.

Performance locales on its concert tour included North St. Paul, Rochester, and Eden Prairie in Minnesota, Cedar Rapids and Ames in Iowa, Omaha in Nebraska, and Sioux Falls in South Dakota. In past years, the ensemble has toured throughout the nation and abroad to China and the British Isles. The group is currently preparing for an international tour to South Africa in January 2012.

The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Home Concert in Christ Chapel on Sunday April 10 at 1:30 p.m. This performance is free and open to the public.

 

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