Gustavus Symphony Features Faculty Artists Sunday

Posted on November 8th, 2011 by

The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, Ruth Lin, conductor

The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, Ruth Lin, conductor

The Gustavus Department of Music is pleased to feature faculty members Karrin Meffert-Nelson, clarinet and Justin Knoepfel, viola, in concert with the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Ruth Lin, Sunday, November 13, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. This concert is free and open to the public.

For Sunday’s performance, the Symphony will open with Max Bruch’s Concerto for Clarinet and Viola in E minor, Op. 88 featuring clarinetist Karrin Meffert-Nelson (in her first year on the Gustavus music faculty) and violist Justin Knoepfel. The second half of the concert will feature the five-movement Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97 (“Rhenish”) by Robert Schumann.

Conductor Ruth Lu Lin is in her second year as director of the string program at Gustavus. She received her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate of music in orchestral conducting from Northwestern University School of Music in Evanston, Ill. In addition to preparation for this performance and the annual Christmas in Christ Chapel celebration in December, Dr. Lin is preparing the Gustavus Symphony for its concert tour to South Africa in January.

Sunday’s Gustavus Symphony Orchestra concert with Conductor Ruth Lu Lin and guest artists Karrin Meffert-Nelson and Justin Knoepfel begins at 1:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. This performance is free and open to the public.

 

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