Philharmonia and Collegium Musicum concert set for April 15

April 8, 2010

Luther College’s Philharmonia and Collegium Musicum will present a joint concert on Thursday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life main hall.

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

Philharmonia will perform Georges Bizet’s “Carmen Suite No. 1” and Brooke Joyce’s “Sinfonietta.”

Collegium Musicum will present a program of 17th and 18th century music for recorders, viol consort, instrumental trio and chamber choir. The program will feature selections from Jean-Baptiste Lully’s “Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme,” as well as works by Dario Castello, John Jenkins, Antony Holborne, Henry Purcell and Handel.

Philharmonia, under the direction of Spencer Martin, associate professor of music, is a symphonic orchestra that performs in concert and at worship services on campus.

Directed by Gabriel Shuford, Luther visiting assistant professor of music, Collegium Musicum is an early music ensemble specializing in music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods. Members play modern instruments and learn early instruments such as the viol, recorder, harpsichord and lute.