DePauw University Orchestra
Orcenith Smith, music director
Sunday | September 17, 2017 | 3 p.m.
Green Center, 605 S. College
The DePauw Symphony Orchestra opens its season with virtuosity and grand imagery. The opening overture to Mozart’s comic opera The Marriage of Figaro is fast, humorous and filled with dramatic interjections, while the exquisite tone poem The Fountains of Rome, by Italian composer Ottorino Respighi, provides reflection on four famous fountains, noting the activity around each at different times of day, from serene to frenzied. Juxtaposing the two pieces is Jonathan Newman's contemporary work Blow it Up, Start Again, which was performed at the BBC Proms in 2015. It's energetic, mechanical sound is a whirlwind of an experience, and as Newman said himself, ”If the system isn't working anymore, then do what Guy Fawkes tried and go anarchist: Blow it all Up, and Start Again.“
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ~ Le Nozze de Figaro Overture
Ottorino Respighi ~ Le Fontane di Roma
La fontana di Valle Giulia all'Alba (The Fountain of Valle Giulia at Dawn)
La fontana del Tritone al mattino (The Triton Fountain in the Morning)
La fontana di Trevi al meriggio (The Trevi Fountain at Noon)
La fontana di Villa Medici al tramonto (The Villa Medici Fountain at Sunset)
Jonathan Newman ~ Blow it Up, Start Again
About the Ensemble
The DePauw University Orchestra focuses on performing standard repertoire, creating a four-year overview that is a cross-section of music including most style periods, regional influences and genres. The orchestra performs concerts – often broadcast live on WGRE-FM and the Internet – and plays for DePauw Opera productions, accompanies student concerto winners, and performs with the University’s choirs, faculty and guest soloists.
General admission: $5
Tickets for seniors, youth and all students are free.