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Chamber Orchestra to present Nov. 20 concert

Barry McNamara
The Monmouth College Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Carolyn Suda, will present its fall concert on Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. in the Kasch Performance Hall of Monmouth College’s Dahl Chapel and Auditorium.

Free and open to the public, the concert will offer a variety of chamber orchestra music. The major work on the program is Mozart’s Symphony #34 in C Major.

“This wonderful work opens with a triumphant first movement and closes with an exuberant and joyful finale,” said Suda. “The piece sparkles with Mozart’s lyrical energy.”

A slow Adagio by Haydn will feature Maury Cohn of Galesburg as cello soloist. Handel’s Concerto Grosso in A Minor showcases junior Will Grunow of Hawthorn Woods and senior Anne Cave of Holts Summit, Mo., on violin.

The concert will open with a set of Appalachian Variations by William Dyson, and it will close with a dramatic work by Ralph Ford, “Galileo’s Vision,” which was inspired by the great scientist’s monumental achievement in astronomy.