Tuesday, November 27, 2012

SMU Chamber Orchestra to perform Nov. 29, Dec. 9

WINONA, Minn. — The Saint Mary’s University Chamber Orchestra will perform the “Sounds of Christmas” at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Sugar Loaf Senior Living facility and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Figliulo Recital Hall, located in the SMU Performance Center. 

The orchestra is composed of Saint Mary’s students, under the direction of Dr. David Leung. 

The recitals will feature Baroque masterpieces that are most appropriate for the Advent Season including “Christmas Concerto” by Corelli and Vivaldi’s “Winter” from his ever-popular “Four Seasons.” The breathtaking “O Magnum Mysterium” by Lauridsen, the light-hearted “Sleigh Ride” by Mozart, and the humorous “Farewell” Symphony by Haydn will round out the holiday performance. On Dec. 9, a special guest, Dr. Kyle Black from the SMU Modern and Classical Languages Department, will recite inspiring sonnets in various languages between compositions. 

 Both concerts are free and open to the public.