Lebanon Valley College’s Symphony Orchestra will perform its fall program Sunday, Nov. 13 in Lutz Hall of the Bertha Brossman Blair Music Center. The performance will begin at 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
As the College continues with its 150th anniversary celebration year, the orchestra will perform two newly written pieces, including “Blast,” a rousing and dramatic fanfare that showcases the entire orchestra. “Blast” was commissioned by the College, and written by Richard Pearson Thomas, whose piece includes music reminiscent of the time LVC was founded. The second new piece is “Growth” by Nancy Bloomer Deussen from her work Journey of the Heart.
In addition to the more recent pieces, the orchestra will play “Symphony No. 2 in D Minor” by the Danish composer Richard Hol. A virtually unknown symphony written in 1866, the orchestra played the first movement of this piece for the 150th anniversary celebration during Homecoming Weekend 2016.
Finally, Sunday’s performance includes the winners of the annual Concert Aria competition. Violist Anthony Scheuerman ’17 will perform a movement from the little-known concerto by the British composer Cecil Forsyth, while Abigail Mosior ’17 will play the last movement from Carl Maria von Weber’s second clarinet concerto.
The orchestra is under the direction of Dr. Johannes Dietrich, Newton and Adelaide Burgner Endowed Professor of Instrumental Music.