April 21 Concert Changes to College Chapel Venue
Music, Gettysburg! is pleased to present the Gettysburg College Symphony Orchestra in concert with Felix Hell Saturday April 21, 2012 in the Gettysburg College chapel. The 8pm concert will feature Masterworks for Organ and Orchestra with the romantic Austin organ at the college hall.
Saturday, April 21, 8pm, Gettysburg College Christ Chapel
This event requires tickets which will be available at the door for $5, with students with college or seminary ID and children admitted free.
The Gettysburg College Symphony Orchestra will present Masterworks for Organ and Orchestra with the world-renowned Felix Hell as soloist in this program that brings together the passion of a symphony orchestra with the power of the organ. The program includes Camille Saint-Saens' popular Symphony No. 3, "Organ," and Poulenc's Organ Concerto. The evening opens with a moving work for strings alone, Avner Dorman's Chorale.
The soloist, German concert organist Felix Hell, is a phenomenon in several ways. Hailed as the "most well-known young concert organist worldwide" (Dr. John Weaver), and "undoubtedly one of the major talents of the century" (Dr. Frederick Swann, AGO president), he "sets standards that many established and honored older players would struggle to equal" (Michael Barone in "The American Organist").
The Gettysburg College Symphony Orchestra forms the core of the orchestral program at the Sunderman Conservatory at Gettysburg College. Under the direction of Alexander Kahn, the orchestra performs a wide variety of works that reflect both the rigorous performance standards at the Sunderman Conservatory and the orchestra's place within the broader liberal arts community of Gettysburg College.
Contrary to normal Music, Gettysburg! concerts, this event will require admission by ticket. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. Children and those with a Gettysburg College or Seminary ID card are admitted free. For more information please contact the Sunderman Conservatory Office at 717-337-6815.
Music, Gettyburg! is a premier free concert series featuring the finest regional, national and international musicians hosted by the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. The seminary chapel is located at 147 Seminary Ridge on the west edge of the Borough of Gettysburg. For more information about this and other concerts remaining in the Music, Gettysburg! schedule, please call 717-338-3000 ext 2197 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the web site at www.musicgettysburg.org .