Save the Date: 'A Night of Espagñol'
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012
Sergio Bernal conducts the Utah State University Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra performs with a variety of guests Friday, Oct. 26, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Hyde Park, Utah. The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
Utah State University’s Symphony Orchestra joins with the Cache Children’s Choir and Deborah Baker Monday to present “Capriccio Espagñol” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.
“The orchestra and I are excited to perform with several guest artists and meet new audiences at the beautiful St. Thomas Aquinas Church,” said Sergio Bernal, director of the USU Symphony Orchestra and associate professor of music in the Caine College of the Arts.
“Capriccio” will also feature Bradley Ottesen, violist in the Fry Street Quartet, performing the solo in the Vaughan Williams Suite for Viola and Small Orchestra. Ottesen spent four seasons with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra as assistant principal violist and is currently a string and chamber music faculty member at USU.
The Cache Children’s Cantate and Concert Choirs will perform two movements from Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi. Cantate is the auditioned choir for children ages 10-15 and the Concert choir is non-auditioned for ages 10-12. The children’s choir, directed by Sylvia Munsen, is a non-profit community music program for singers ages 3 to 16 and focuses on fostering self-esteem through artistic excellence.
“Performing with the USU Symphony Orchestra is an extraordinary experience for young singers,” said Munsen, the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair of Elementary Arts Education with the School of Teacher Education and Leadership. “The choirs are looking forward to this concert.”
Joining the USU Symphony Orchestra and Cache Children’s Choir is Deborah Baker Monday, a nationally recognized teacher, composer and publisher of music for young string orchestras. Monday works with fourth through eighth graders in several schools in the Logan School District, teaching orchestra. The USU Symphony Orchestra will play a piece by Monday entitled Synergy.
The St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church is located at 725 S. 250 East in Hyde Park, Utah. The event is free and open to the public. Due to limited seating, early arrival is recommended. For more information visit the Caine College of the Arts Box Office located in room 139-B of the Chase Fine Arts Center, call (435) 797-8022 or find information online at the college website.
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