The Houghton Philharmonia Presents: “Dinner and Two Movies”

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Wesley Chapel


March 9, 2013


07:30 PM to 08:30 PM


Dinner and Two Movies will be the first of two Philharmonia concerts for the spring of this year. This concert will be held on Saturday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Wesley Chapel. This event is free and open to the public.

Dinner and Two Movies starts off with a “spicy appetizer” and fills the audience all the way to a “light dessert.” Once dinner is finished it is on to the movies. To start the double feature, there will be a suite from the 1933 Lt. Kije, composed by Sergei Prokofiev, before ending with “pulse-pounding and heart-rending” music from the 2002 version of Spiderman, composed by Danny Elfman.

Professor Mark Hijleh and graduate students Ethan Hall and Rachel Smith will all share conducting duties as they take the audience through several “courses.”

The Houghton Philharmonia is a flexible group of 50-60 orchestral musicians, including strings, winds, and percussion, played by both music majors and non-music majors. Philharmonia recently performed the “1812 Overture” in association with the 5th annual Civil War re-enactment in Angelica. Philharmonia is under the direction of Mark Hijleh.


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