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EU Orchestra and Sinfonia present concert of chamber selections

Published on Mar 21, 2016 by Mallory Johnson

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel University Orchestra and Sinfonia will present a joint concert on Tuesday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Barnett Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

The program will be under the direction of Dr. Larry Dissmore, and will be comprised of chamber orchestra selections.

The combined woodwinds, horns and strings sections will perform Gabriel Fauré’s “Masques et Bergamasques” and Mozart’s “Symphony No. 25.”

The program will also include three selections from the folk-music tradition: Ástor Piazzolla’s “Libertango,” Dan Goeller’s setting of the Moravian folk hymn, “Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy,” and Richard Kingsmore’s arrangement of the traditional Irish fiddle tune, “Toss the Feathers.”

Luke Thomas, junior performance major, will perform the solo fiddle part in “Toss the Feathers.”

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The Evangel University Orchestra (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

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

The University Orchestra is comprised of 45 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 33-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 and performs regularly in Springfield, Mo., and across the nation.

The Department of Music has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) since 1970.

Spring tour of Europe

The Evangel Sinfonia will embark on its fifth European tour this spring. The three-week tour will begin May 7 and run until May 27, 2016.

There will be 30 musicians traveling, under the direction of Dr. Larry Dissmore, and concerts will be performed in Italy, Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

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