Symphony Finale Features Aria/Concerto Winners

Posted on May 29th, 2015 by

The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, Ruth Lin, conductor (photo by Stan Waldhauser)

The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, Ruth Lin, conductor (photo by Stan Waldhauser)

As the 2014-15 academic year at Gustavus comes to a close, the Department of Music has one final public performance on the calendar. The Season Finale with the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra will include performances by the 2015 Concerto/Aria Competition winners and a student conductor on Saturday, May 30 at 8:00 p.m. Conducted by Dr. Ruth Lin, the Finale in Jussi Björling Recital Hall will feature Rebecca Ihnen, oboe, David Nelson, baritone, Jamie Lichy, flute, and student conductor Michael Eastwood. Saturday’s Finale Concert is a part of the 2015 Commencement Weekend at Gustavus but is open to the public at no charge.

Saturday’s concert by the Gustavus Symphony will open with the Overture from Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, followed by oboist Rebecca Ihnen ’16 who will join the symphony to perform two movements from the Oboe Concerto in A Minor RV. 461 by Antonio Vivaldi. Two works from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro will follow the oboe concerto as principle double bassist Michael Eastwood ’15 exchanges his bass bow for a baton to lead the symphony in the Overture and vocalist David Nelson ’17 adds his performance of Non piu andrai from the opera. Saturday’s Season Finale concludes with Georges Hüe’s Fantasia for Flute and Orchestra featuring flutist Jamie Lichy ’15.

The 2015 Season Finale concert from the Department of Music at Gustavus will begin at 8:00 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on Saturday, May 30. This performance will feature the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ruth Lin, and will include the 2015 Concerto/Aria Competition winners and a guest student conductor. This final performance of the department’s season is free and open to the public.

 

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