The Marywood University Orchestra Offers Free Concert

Published on Tue, March 09, 2010

Under the direction of Dr. Nathaniel F. Parker, the Marywood University Orchestra will present a concert on Sunday, March 14, at 4 p.m. in Marywood University's Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

The program opens with the energetic Prelude and Mazurka by French composer Léo Delibes. Faculty Artist, Sophie Till, will be the featured soloist in a performance of Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, a showpiece of both incredible virtuosity and gorgeous lyricism. The second half of the program begins with three folk dances (including the famous "Dance of the Comedians") from Bedřich Smetana's groundbreaking Czech opera, The Bartered Bride. The program concludes with one of Charles Gounod's most important contributions to the orchestral repertoire: Ballet Music from his opera, Faust, in which Gounod's characteristic elegance permeates throughout a stylistically diverse collection of dances.

For further information about this event, please contact the Marywood University Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance office at (570) 348-6268 or visit the website: