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Symphony Orchestra Concert

  • Date: Sunday, November 15, 2020
  • Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Location: Live Stream Event

The Luther College Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Daniel Baldwin, will present their fall concert at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 15, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther College campus.

The performance is a live stream only event.

The program features "Serenade for Strings, Op. 20" by Edward Elgar, "Mercury Rising" for percussion quartet by Nathan Daughtrey, "Fanfare, from La Péri" by Paul Dukas, and "Serenade for Wind Instruments" by Richard Strauss. The concert concludes with "Danses sacrée et profane" by Claude Debussy with faculty harpist, Rachel Brandwein.

Symphony Orchestra, Luther's largest and oldest orchestral ensemble, is one of Luther's flagship touring ensembles. Their touring 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, he is head of the music department.

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 600 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.

Questions? Contact Daniel Baldwin, 563-387-1692