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Evangel University Orchestra and Sinfonia to perform

Published on Feb 14, 2017 by Paul K. Logsdon

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel University Orchestra and Sinfonia will present a joint concert of works for chamber orchestra on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m., in the Barnett Recital Hall. The concert is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

The University Orchestra will perform Mozart’s Overture to the Magic Flute, Holst’s Brook Green Suite, Faure’s “Sicilienne” from Pelleas and Melisande, and portions of Haydn’s Symphony No. 101.

The Sinfonia will perform orchestral arrangements of three classic hymns.

The program will be under the direction of Dr. Larry Dissmore, director of orchestral activities and professor of violin and viola at Evangel since 1988.

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The Evangel University Orchestra (pictured) & Sinfonia will present their spring concert on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. // PHOTO BY: Lane Simmons (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

Musical excellence

Both the Orchestra and Sinfonia appear regularly in concerts on campus and in the Springfield community.

The University Orchestra is comprised of 40 student musicians pursuing majors in music, as well as a variety of other fields available at the University. Its repertoire includes a wide range of music drawn from the standard orchestral literature.

The 26-members of the Sinfonia are selected by audition. The group has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe under its former name, Concert Orchestra. The Sinfonia performs music designed for use in churches, schools and concert halls.

As a violinist, Dissmore has performed with the Excelsis Trio for more than 20 years and currently serves as the Principal Second Violinist with the Springfield (MO) Symphony.

In the commercial arena, Dissmore has performed with such varied entertainers as Johnny Mathis, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Price, Kenny Rogers, Leslie Uggams, Regis & Kathy Lee, John Tesch, Mel Torme, Daniel O’Donnell and many others.

The Department of Music at Evangel University offers majors in music education, music performance, music business, recording technology and worship leadership. The department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the Missouri Association of Departments & Schools of Music.

For more information, contact Dr. Dissmore at (417) 865-2815, ext. 7214.

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