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Symphony Orchestra Concert

  • Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
  • Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Location: Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

The Luther College Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Daniel Baldwin, will present their fall concert at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 17, 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 "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" by Claude Debussy, "And God Created Whales" by Alan Hovhaness, and "Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra" with a featured performance by senior Jackson Churchill, trombone. The concert concludes with Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 by Camille Saint-Saëns.

Symphony Orchestra, Luther's largest and oldest orchestral ensemble, is one of Luther's 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 nation, with five choirs, three orchestras, three bands, two jazz bands and more than 800 student musicians. Luther students participate in large ensembles, faculty-coached chamber groups, private lessons and master classes. Nearly 275 music majors study music theory, ear training, history, education, composition, jazz, church music and performance.


This event will be live streamed for viewers who are further than 30 miles (approximately) from Luther College.


Questions? Contact Daniel Baldwin, 563-387-1692