DePauw University Orchestra and Choirs
Orcenith Smith, orchestra director
Kristina Boerger, director of choirs
Caroline Smith, mezzo-soprano
Sunday, May 6, 2018 • 3 p.m.
Green Center, 605 S. College Ave.
Our concert season culminates in a performance of American composer John Corigliano’s Fern Hill for chorus and orchestra, inspired by the poetry of Welsh author Dylan Thomas. Director of choirs Kristina Boerger will conduct the piece, which features DePauw music professor and mezzo-soprano Caroline Smith as soloist.
Also on the program will be Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, the “Unfinished” and Danish composer, Carl Nielsen’s Prelude to Act II of his opera Saul and David, conducted by orchestra director, Professor Orcenith Smith. Titling the concert, “Unfinished Business: Prelude to Act II,” the seniors reflect on work begun here and life ahead; their first act now finished, their second act begins.
About the Ensembles
The DePauw Chamber Singers is a select 16-20 member group that performs small-scale choral works and chamber music. The ensemble’s performances feature pieces ranging from the early renaissance to the 21st century. This challenging repertoire facilitates the development of skills necessary in becoming an advanced choral singer and musician.
The DePauw University Chorus offers opportunities for both beginning and advanced students. These 60-70 mixed voices perform music from a diverse body of choral repertoire with traditional and non-traditional voicings and sounds, including at least one of the great choral masterworks each year.
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.