Orchestra Kicks Off Its 2012-2013 Season

Published on Thu, October 04, 2012

The Marywood University Orchestra will kick off its 2012-2013 season with a diverse program that includes works by Mozart, Milhaud and Stravinsky. The performance will take place on Saturday, October 6, at 7:30 p.m., at the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. Admission is free.

Nathaniel F. Parker, D.M.A., director of orchestral activities, has been working with the 40-member ensemble since the beginning of the semester. Prepared and polished, the orchestra is ready to perform, Parker says.

"I'm very proud of the students, of how they always rise to the occasion," he explains. "Over the years, I feel that we've improved with each concert, and the performers have risen to every challenge I've put before them."

When asked what the audience can expect, Parker stressed diversity, focusing on the wide-range of selections that will be performed at the concert.

"This concert program is very diverse—a Mozart symphony, Milhaud's jazz-influenced masterpiece La creation du monde, the neo-classical style of Stravinsky" he said. "I think hearing such different styles on one program will be an engaging and entertaining experience for our audience."