Philharmonic’s Spring Concert Features Guest Harpist

Posted on May 17th, 2013 by

The Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra, Justin Knoepfel, conductor

The Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra, Justin Knoepfel, conductor

The Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra and Conductor Justin Knoepfel will present their spring concert in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on Saturday, May 18 beginning at 1:30 p.m. This performance will feature the talents of the members of the ensemble along with guest harpist, Phala Tracy, adjunct instructor of music at Gustavus and the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis. This performance is free and open to the public.

The Philharmonic will open, with the assistance of harpist Phala Tracy, as it performs Georg Frideric Handel’s three-movement Concerto for Harp and Orchestra in B-flat Major. The concert continues with the orchestra performing the second and third movements of Benjamin Britten’s Simple Symphony. The Philharmonic’s spring concert concludes as harpist Phala Tracy rejoins the ensemble to present Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus for String Orchestra and Harp by Ralph Vaughan-Williams.

Saturday’s concert by the Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra will begin at 1:30 in Jussi Björling Recital Hall and is free and open to the public.

 

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