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April 27, 2011

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Baker Orchestra to perform spring concert on May 8

Baldwin City, Kan. — The Baker University Orchestra annual spring concert will be 7:30 p.m., Sunday, May 8, at Rice Auditorium on the Baldwin City campus.  Admission is free.Baker-0979

The concert will open with “Concerto Grosso in g minor, Op. 3, No. 2”  by Francesco Geminiani. Baker students Karenah Spencer, Nathan Ferree, Michael Turnbo and Mariah Barnett will perform solos.

A sharp contrast in style will be apparent as the strings perform “Skylife,” composed by David Balakrishnan, co-founder of the Turtle Island String Quartet, a world-class string quartet known for their performances of music influenced by jazz, blues, pop, bluegrass, and other musical traditions.

Symphonic works for the concert are “Concerto in e minor, Op. 64”  (Allegro molto appassionato) by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy with senior violin soloist Judy Erpelding and the last movement of “Symphony No. 9, Op. 95” (New World) by Antonin Dvorak.

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