Published October 26, 2016

A Mozart masterpiece

Work by 17-year-old composer among selections at Chamber Orchestra concert
  • The Monmouth College Chamber Orchestra will perform its fall concert at 2 p.m. Nov. 6.
A musical masterpiece written by a composer younger than any of today’s Monmouth College students will be the central work of an orchestra concert on campus.

The Monmouth College Chamber Orchestra will perform its fall concert at 2 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Kasch Performance Hall of Dahl Chapel and Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

“The concert will feature an eclectic mix of musical periods and countries,” said music lecturer Carolyn Suda, who directs the orchestra. “The central work will be two movements from Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K. 183, a brilliant classical masterpiece written by the 17-year-old composer.”

The strings, which Suda called “the core of the chamber orchestra,” will open the concert with “Fantasia on a 17th Century Tune,” by Richard Stephan, based on a French folk song that evolved into the traditional Christian hymn “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence.”

England will be represented by Gustav Holst’s rousing folk medley Brook Green Suite, and Russia by Shostakovich’s famous waltz from Suite for Variety Stage Orchestra.

Katie Yelm ’17 of Laura, Ill., will be the featured soprano soloist in an aria from Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro, “Un moto di gioia.” She will be accompanied by Iman Abdulrazzak ’18 of Gaziantep, Syria, and Hadley Smithhisler ’20 of Valley City, N.D.

The concert will conclude with the rousing overture to Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, featuring members of the Monmouth Winds.
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