Luther College Chamber Orchestra Concert Nov. 16

Luther College Chamber Orchestra will present a fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.

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

Chamber Orchestra will perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93. Accompanied by Luther Instructor Miko Kominami on piano, the ensemble will also perform Mozart's Piano Concerto in C major, KV 467.

Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Baldwin, is an auditioned ensemble comprised of string players from Symphony Orchestra and additional wind players that meet twice each week. The orchestra draws its repertoire from pieces for small orchestra and mixed chamber ensembles, spanning all eras of musical history. The group also accompanies the Luther College Opera Workshop.

Since 1997, Daniel Baldwin has served as the director of orchestral activities and is also the head of the music department at Luther College. In addition to conducting Luther's Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, Baldwin actively serves as a clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor. Before teaching at Luther, Baldwin directed the orchestras at Central Washington University. He also has served as director of the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra and the Transylvania Youth Orchestra at the largest summer music festival in the South.

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.