The Gustavus Department of Music invites the campus and the public to the fall concert of the Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday, November 23, at 3:30 p.m. in Bjorling Recital Hall. The orchestra is conducted by Justin Knoepfel. The concert will include Gustavus associate professors and pianists Esther Wang and Yumiko Oshima-Ryan performing a Bach concerto with the Philharmonic. Admission to the concert is free and all are welcome to attend.
The concert will begins with a piece by Jean Sibelius titled “Andante Festivo.” “Rhosymedre: Prelude on a Welsh Hymn Tune,” a selection from Ralph Vaughan Williams, is to be played next. This is followed by a performance of Edward MacDowell’s “To a Wild Rose.” The next piece, performed by the chamber musicians, is the first and fourth movements of “String Quartet in F Major, American, Op. 96,” by Antonín Dvořák. The final work of the concert is the three-movement “Concerto for Two Keyboards in C minor, BWV 1060” by Johann Sebastian Bach and brings pianists Yumiko Oshima-Ryan and Esther Wang to the stage for the conclusion of the performance.
The fall concert of the Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Justin Knoepfel and with Gustavus pianists Yumiko Oshima-Ryan and Esther Wang, is scheduled to take place in Bjorling Recital Hall on Saturday, November 23, at 3:30 p.m. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.