SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel University Orchestra and Sinfonia will present a joint concert on Tuesday, February 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Barnett Recital Hall.
The concert is free and open to the public. The Barnett Fine Arts Center is located just south of the Spence Chapel at 1111 N. Glenstone Ave.
“As a highlight of the night, the Sinfonia will give a preview performance of selections from its new CD, which will be released in early April,” said Dr. Larry Dissmore, professor of strings and director of orchestral activities at Evangel.
Among the varied arrangements to be performed from the new Sinfonia CD are:
- “African-American Spirituals” medley and
- “Appalachian Carol,” arr. by Dan Goeller;
- “Awesome God” for piano and orchestra, arr. by Jason Thoms; and
- “Terezin” by American composer Richard Kingsmore.
Both orchestras will combine forces to perform three works:
- Dance Rhythms by American composer Wallingford Riegger,
- Rumanian Folk Dances by Béla Bartók, and
- The first movement from Symphony No. 1 in C by Ludwig van Beethoven.
The 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.
The University Orchestra is comprised of students 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.
Dr. Dissmore has served on the Evangel University faculty since 1988. In addition, he has performed regionally with the Excelsis Trio for more than 20 years, and he currently serves as the principal second violinist with the Springfield Symphony.
The Department of Music at Evangel University offers majors in music education, music performance, recording technology and worship leadership. Each program is carefully designed to ensure that students build strong musical skills, gain professional training and experience a wide range of musical activities.
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.
Evangel University, with the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Christian university committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the church and society globally. Evangel and AGTS serve more than 2,300 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 70 undergraduate majors and 19 master’s and doctoral degrees.