Luther College Symphony Orchestra Concert Nov. 12

The Luther College Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Daniel Baldwin, will present their fall concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther College campus.

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

The program features "The Moldau" by Bedřich Smetana, then William Grant Still's "Ennanga" with a harp solo performed by Rachel Brandwein, adjunct faculty in music. The concert concludes with Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op. 64 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Symphony Orchestra, Luther's largest and oldest orchestral ensemble, is one of Luther's four main touring ensembles. Their annual tour schedule takes them across the U.S. and includes a three-week residency in Vienna every four years. More than 70 student musicians, representing a variety of academic majors, perform with the orchestra. Many are also involved in chamber music, choir, band or a jazz ensemble.

Daniel Baldwin, Luther professor of music, has served as director of orchestral activities at Luther since 1997. In addition to his work as conductor of the Luther College Symphony and Chamber Orchestras and the Opera Workshop, he teaches courses in conducting.

Luther is home to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the world with six choirs, three bands, three orchestras, 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.