Chamber Orchestra to perform concert April 30

The Luther College Chamber Orchestra will perform a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 30, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.

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

The Chamber Orchestra will perform Five Pieces for String Orchestra by Paul Hindemith, Mozart's Serenade for Winds in C minor, Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra by Igor Stravinsky and Anton Webern's Five Pieces for Orchestra.

Under the direction of Daniel Baldwin, Luther professor of music, the orchestra specializes in works for small orchestra and mixed chamber ensembles ranging from the Baroque era to the 20th century. The Chamber Orchestra performs with the Luther Opera Workshop in alternating spring semesters.

 In addition to Baldwin's work as conductor of the Luther College Symphony and Chamber orchestras and the Opera Workshop, he teaches courses in conducting. He has served as director of orchestra activities at Luther since 1997.

Luther is home to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the nation, with six choirs, three orchestras, three bands, two jazz bands and nearly 800 student musicians. Luther students participate in large ensembles, faculty-coached chamber groups, private lessons and master classes. More than 275 music majors study music theory, ear training, history, education, composition, jazz, church music and performance.