The Ruth King Theatre is the setting; Friday, April 24 is the date. At 7:30 p.m. weeks of practice will be behind them, the tune up will be finished, and the musicians will open the 2009 Spring Orchestra Concert.
The Chamber orchestra begins the program with works of Chopin, Mozart, Monn, Weber and Beethoven. Five Class I soloists, playing in their final Milton formal concert, highlight this part of the program: Jaclyn Siu, Kim Chang, Drew Douglas-Steele, Alisha Magnus-Louis and Will Yu. The Chamber musicians will close this performance with the first movement of the Beethoven 5th Symphony.
The concert then features Milton’s full Orchestra. Students will play music of Mendelssohn, Bruch, Erickson, Falla and Rodgers. Two seniors are soloists during this section of the concert: Ryder Stroud and Stavros Condos. Building to the finale, the concert closes with the exciting Spanish Dance of Manuel deFalla and a selection from the Broadway show, Carousel.
On Sunday, April 26, the vocalists come on stage beginning at 4:30 p.m. The Chamber Singers will perform the Rheinberger Stabat Mater accompanied by a student string ensemble, as well as works by diLasso and Thompson. The Glee Club will perform works by Dalglish, Callcott, Billings and Charpentier. The girls in the Glee Club will perform “Reel a’Bouche,” a fast-moving dance tune that relies on vocal syllables imitating a fiddle or an accordian. Finally, the Gospel Choir will sing three songs: “He Reigns,” “Stomp,” and “I Will Bless the Lord at all Times.”