Gustavus Philharmonic in Concert Saturday

Posted on November 16th, 2015 by

The 19-member Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor Justin Knoepfel, will present its fall concert in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on Saturday, November 21 at 1:30 p.m. For this performance, the orchestra will welcome student conductor Karin Dye ’16 to the stage. The concert is open to the public. Tickets are not required.

Dr. Justin Knoepfel has selected two works for the fall concert and will open with Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major. This five-movement work is believed to have been composed in 1730 and is seen as a movement away from earlier chamber forms in the late Baroque. Bach’s orchestral suites were more symphonic and larger in scale than earlier compositions.

The second half of Saturday’s concert by the Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra will feature guest conductor Karin Dye ’16 leading the orchestra in the Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20 by Edward Elgar. Written in 1892, the Serenade is one of Elgar’s earliest works and is perhaps his most frequently performed.

Saturday’s concert by the Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra and Conductor Justin Knoepfel will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. Admission is free.


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