Philharmonia to Perform April Concert
April 24, 2013 | 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Houghton Philharmonia’s final concert of the year, Everything Old is New Again, on Wednesday, April 24, at 8 p.m. in Wesley Chapel will feature pieces by Beethoven, Respighi and Gliere. .
The concert will begin with the first movement of the Horn Concerto by Russian composer Reinhold Gliere, featuring soloist and concerto competition winner, Houghton senior, Isabel Sanders ’13, and conducted by graduate conductor Ethan Hall. Though composed in the 1950’s, this piece is neo-classical in style, hearkening back to the 18th and 19th centuries.
Next on the program is Ottorino Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite 3. Played by the string section only, this piece was composed in 1932, based on music by Renaissance composers.
After intermission, the concert will conclude with the mighty Symphony #5 by Ludwig van Beethoven. Though now over 200 years old, this classic piece remains a fresh and compelling part of the orchestral repertoire.
This concert is free and open to the public.