The Wabash College Chamber Orchestra will present three symphonies in its fall concert on Sunday, December 5, at 7:30 in Salter Concert Hall.
The only performing organization of its type in Montgomery County, the Chamber Orchestra includes instrumentalists from the community in addition to Wabash College students, staff, and faculty.
The opening work by Charles Gounod, the Petite Symphonie
for nine wind instruments, features the lyric melodies and lush harmonies for which the French romantic composer is famous.
The Symphonie will be followed by Serge Prokofiev’s popular Symphony No. 1 (the “Classical Symphony”) which Prokofiev completed just before the Russian Revolution while he was learning the classical style of Joseph Haydn.
Appropriately, after the intermission the Orchestra will play Haydn’s final symphony, No. 104 in D major, a joyful work that the Austrian composer wrote in 1795 while enjoying his greatest success in London.
The concert will be performed in Salter Concert Hall and will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Mark your calendars, too, for:
Wednesday, December 8, for the 43rd Annual Christmas Festival of Music and Readings at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 12, when the Crawfordsville Community Chorus and Chamber Orchestra will perform Handel’s Messiah at 7:00 p.m. The concert will feature guest performer Randall Turner, who has graciously volunteered to sing baritone solos.
The Christmas Festival and Handel’s Messiah will be performed in the Wabash College Chapel.