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MC Chamber Orchestra to present free concert on Nov. 17

11/13/2013
The Monmouth College Chamber Orchestra will present a free concert on Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Kasch Performance Hall of Dahl Chapel and Auditorium.
 
“The concert will feature many moods and a variety of composers,” said director Carolyn Suda. “Mozart’s intense Symphony #25 in G Minor, famous to modern audiences from the film ‘Amadeus,’ and an arrangement of Dvorak’s exquisitely lyrical ‘American Suite’ are the focal points of the concert.”
 
A collection of American spirituals titled “River Songs” and a “beautiful and haunting” rendition of “Sentimental Saraband” by Benjamin Britten will provide contrast, she said.
 
The concert will include a performance of Handel’s Concerto Grosso in G Major, op. 3, #3, featuring solos by two music majors – Brandon Ouellette, a senior from Surprise, Ariz., on the oboe, and Mariela Shaker, “our very talented violin major from Syria.”
 
The program will conclude with Susan Day’s ‘Hungarian Rhapsody,’ with Shaker again being featured as soloist.