Luther Chamber Orchestra to perform Nov. 21

Oct. 29, 2010

The Luther College Chamber Orchestra will perform in concert Sunday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m., in Noble Recital Hall of Jenson-Noble Hall of Music.

The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The orchestra will perform the "Petite Symphonie for Wind Instruments" by Charles Gounod, Symphony No. 101 in D major (the "Clock Symphony") by Franz Joseph Haydn and the "Brook Green Suite" by Gustav Holst.

The Chamber Orchestra specializes in repertoire for small orchestra and mixed chamber ensembles ranging from the Baroque era to the 20th century.

Conducted by Daniel Baldwin, Luther professor of music, the Chamber Orchestra performs with the Luther College Opera Workshop and the annual “Christmas at Luther” concert in addition to performing concerts twice a year.

Before joining the Luther faculty, Baldwin held conducting positions at Central Washington University, the Brevard (N.C.) Music Center and the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras.

He received his formal training in string pedagogy as a teacher in the nationally acclaimed University of Texas String Project.

A 1991 conducting fellow of the Conductor’s Institute of the University of South Carolina and former cellist with the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, Baldwin is a recipient of a Central Washington University excellence in teaching award.