|Symphony to hold winter baroque concert|
The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra presents “Old & New,” a concert of small ensemble music by composers from the Baroque era and later, and featuring solo performances by Symphony musicians. The concert has been rescheduled from its original performance date of Jan. 23. It will now be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at First Presbyterian Church in Grand Forks.
“Old & New” highlights work from the Baroque era by Bach, Vivaldi, Handel and Albinoni, as well as more recent work, also for small groups of instruments, by Wagner, Honegger, Hindemith and Piazzolla. Solo performances by members of the orchestra and UND faculty are a special feature of the concert. Ronnie Ingle, the Symphony’s principal trumpet and UND assistant professor of music, will be the soloist in an Albinoni concerto originally written for oboe. Alejandro Drago, director of strings at UND, will be the featured violinist in two different works inspired by the winter season, Vivaldi’s famous Winter Concerto from The Four Season and Piazzolla’s tango of the same name from his “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.” A rarely heard Bach viola concerto will be performed by Gerald Gaul, and Sarahlyn Robinson is the harpist in Handel's B-flat concerto.
The second half of the concert includes 19th and 20th Century music, including Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll Honegger’s "Pastorale D’ete," and a wind quintet by Paul Hindemith. Additional UND musicians who will be playing in the concert include violinists Gabriel Durand, UND web developer, and Joel Tosta Alarcon, a student in the Music Department, cellist and music faculty Naomi Welsh, Peter Schiefelbein, an instructor in low brass, and students David Dahlberg (trumpet) and Kimberly Schott (piano and harpsichord).
The GGFSO welcomes back Timm Rolek as guest conductor. Rolek served as conductor of the GGFSO from 1995-2005, and is currently artistic director of the Sacramento Opera. Rolek is both artistic director and principal conductor of Lake Tahoe Music Festival.
Tickets ($20/$15/$5-students) can be purchased at www.ggfso.org, or at the door one hour before performance. For more information, contact Jennifer Tarlin at 777-3359. Tickets printed for the original date will be honored and do not need to be exchanged.
-- Jennifer Tarlin, Executive Director, Greater Grand Forks Symphony, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3359