Symphony Orchestra will perform the annual spring concert Saturday, May 7 at
3:00 p.m. at Carroll Community College’s Theater in the Scott Center.
The orchestra, composed of McDaniel College students as well as Carroll
Community College students and community musicians, is under the direction of
Dr. Linda Kirkpatrick.
Community College is pleased to partner with McDaniel College in presenting
music of the highest caliber to residents of the county and of the region,”
said Carroll Community College President Dr. James D. Ball. “Music transforms
the listener to a place in which there is no other sound besides the notes
being played in the moment. The musicians performing and the listening audience
are mutual beneficiaries.”
“Each piece we
are playing in this program has caused some type of transformation, from
changing a composer’s perspective to galvanizing an entire society, to reaching
across genres to create something new,” said Cindy Rosenberg, assistant
director of the Westminster Symphony Orchestra.
concert’s highlights will be Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite, which features a
quintet of string soloists, and was “written in the style of a Baroque Concerto
Grosso,” says Kirkpatrick. Pulcinella was originally a ballet from the
composer’s neoclassical phase, which he describes as “a look in the mirror.”
“We are also
performing Mozart “Symphony No. 25 in G minor,” which is used in the movie
‘Amadeus,’ about Mozart's life,” said Kirkpatrick. Mozart wrote “Symphony No.
25 in G Minor” after being exposed to the Sturm and Drang movement, which was a
rebellion against the sentimentality and rationality of the Baroque.
Other pieces on
the program are Bartok's Romanian Folk Dances and Sibelius' “Finlandia,” which
was originally written for a protest movement against Russian rule in Finland.
violinist Nicholas Currie will perform as soloist. He is the assistant
concertmaster of Concert Artists of Baltimore, assistant concertmaster of the
Annapolis Symphony, and concertmaster of the Mid-Atlantic Symphony. Mr. Currie
is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore,
where he studied with the late Berl Senofsky. Nicholas also studied with the
late Bernard Eichen, member of the Beaux Arts Quartet, at Illinois State
students in the WSO include Emma Carter, Fab Castillo, Ryan Grant, Matthew
Hopson, Andrew Kenyon, Rebeca Minch, Jonathan Nepini, Michael Nepini, Riley
Palmer, Emma Piper, Miranda Schmidt, and Maxwell Seigel. Joining them are
McDaniel music department members Nick Currie, Lynn Fleming, Lynne Griffith,
Nicholas Reider, and Alice Tung.
students Ryan Dowling and Lindsay Sanctis (Carroll Community College) and
Daniel Ostrow (Towson University) are also in the WSO, as are community music
students Joey Andrews, Christian Hartman, and Elsie Mckenzie. Community
musicians involved are Barbara Bowen, Christina Cook, Steven Davis, Samantha
DeJordy, Eddie Hermoso, Harriet Katz, Mark Klein, Gracie McNeal, Danielle Mora,
Brad Morie, Jeanne Niebel, Nick Patterson, Carisse Phillips, Michael
Polonchak, Cindy Rosenberg, Janice Rusnak, Neil Ruther, Chuck Siegel, Rob
Sirois, Kevin Solomowitz, Brian Thompson, and Robert Ungaretti.
free. For more information, call 410-386-8575.