Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Mansfield U. String Chamber Orchestra Performs William Grant Still's 'Danzas de Panama' April 9

[William Grant Still: La Guiablesse, Danzas de Panama, Quit Dat Fool'nish, Summerland; Alexa Still, flute; Berliner Symphoniker; Isaiah Jackson, conductor; Koch 3 7154 2H1 (1993)]

3/28/2009 9:00:00 AM 
MANSFIELD, PA -— The Mansfield University String Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Sarch, will perform in concert on Thursday, April 9, 7 p.m. in Steadman Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public. The orchestra will perform a program featuring the Danzas de Panama by William Grant Still and Hymn and a Tribute to Vivaldi from Sarch’s Colonial Williamsburg Odyssey. The concert will also feature two concerto movements featuring student soloists from the ensemble.

The MU String Chamber Orchestra (MUSO) is a new ensemble comprised of 12 string players from the Mansfield Music Department. It was founded last fall by Sarch. [William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, where a complete Works List by Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma is found.]

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