April 27, 2011
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.
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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