Philharmonia orchestra to perform Nov. 18

Oct. 28, 2009

The Luther College Philharmonia orchestra will perform in concert Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m., in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus.

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

The orchestra will perform “St. Paul’s Suite” by Gustav Holst,  “Trumpet Concerto” by Joseph Haydn with Richard Tirk, Luther assistant professor music, on trumpet, and Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven.

The Luther Philharmonia, under the direction of Spencer Martin, associate professor of music, is an orchestra that performs regularly on the Luther campus in concert and in worship.

Martin received the bachelor of music degree cum laude from Butler University, the master of music degree from Wichita State University and the doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Minnesota.

Martin has performed and taught at music festivals throughout the U.S., Canada, Israel and Europe as both violist and conductor.  An active chamber and orchestral musician, he has appeared as guest violist with the Pro Arte String Quartet and the Amelia Piano Trio.

He has served as principal violist in the Tuscaloosa Symphony, and has frequently performed in the viola sections of the Minnesota Orchestra, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.

Spencer Martin