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Evangel University Orchestra in concert, April 23

Published on Apr 11, 2019 by Paul K. Logsdon


Dr. Larry Dissmore

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Evangel University Orchestra will present its spring concert on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., in the Robert H. Spence Chapel.

Admission is free and open to the public.

The program will feature pianist Gregory Worthley, a junior from Nixa, Missouri, on Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat major, op. 10 by Sergei Prokofiev.

In addition, the orchestra will perform Dance of the Tumblers from Snow Maiden by Rimsky-Korsakov, Symphony No. 104 in D Major by Haydn, and will close with music from My Fair Lady by Frederick Lowe and Alan J. Lerner.

The program is under the direction of Dr. Larry Dissmore, director of orchestral activities at Evangel since 1988.

The University Orchestra is comprised of student musicians pursuing majors in music, as well as students in a variety of other fields available at Evangel.


Gregory Worthley

Featuring Gregory Worthley

The son of Don and Erin Worthley, Gregory is a junior piano performance major at Evangel University where he is a student of Dr. Greg Morris.

A 2016 graduate of Nixa High School, he started his piano career in a junior high keyboard class where he discovered his aptitude and love for music.

During his time at Evangel, Worthley was awarded first place in the 2016 Missouri Music Teachers Association Collegiate Piano Competition for underclassmen, as well as second place at the 2018 Jefferson City Symphony Concerto Competition.

Upon completion of his baccalaureate degree, he plans to pursue graduate studies in piano.


Music at Evangel

The Department of Music at Evangel University offers majors in music, music education, music performance, 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, visit the Evangel University website or contact the Music Department at (417) 865-2811, ext. 7212.

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 2,100 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 65 undergraduate majors and 19 master’s and doctoral degrees.