PC Orchestra and guests will perform Feb. 12
CONCERT: VIVALDI AT PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE
The PC Chamber Orchestra will present its first concert of the semester on Monday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 pm in Edmunds Hall. The program is dedicated to the music of Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), one of the most popular composers in the world of classical music today.
Vivaldi, an ordained Catholic priest, was known as “The Red Priest” because of his red hair. He served as music teacher at the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice, a Girls orphanage, where he worked for 40 years. There, Vivaldi became famous throughout Europe for the hundreds of spirited instrumental works he wrote for the all-girls orchestra at the orphanage.
Under the direction of Department of Music faculty member Dr. Richard Thomas, Presbyterian College student soloists include Harris Banks, Trenton Byrd, Hanna Davidson, Paul Peart II, and Jarvernique Tinsley on the Concerto for Four Violins and the Concerto Grosso L'Estro Armonico, Op. 3, No. 2.
Guest cellist Idris Chandler, from Columbia, will play the Cello Concerto RV 399.
Chandler was a public school orchestra director for 10 years and now maintains a private studio with Freeway Music and performs in the Resonance String Quartet and the guitar/cello duo "DayClean", which combines elements of soul, folk, and hip-hop to create a unique and eclectic sound. The orchestra will also perform the Sinfonia “Al Santo Sepolcro” and the Sinfonia RV 122. Dr. Karen Buckland will serve as harpsichord continuo player.
The concert is free and open to the public.