ESC Symphony Orchestra and ESC Choir: Combined Concert
Under the direction of Candace Baranowski-Sundby, and accompanied by the ESC Symphony Orchestra, the Edison State College Choir will perform Franz Schubert's Mass No.2. This Mass in G, the shortest of Schubert's seven masses, was composed in less than a week. Its first performance took place in 1815 in the 18-year-old Schubert's parish church in Lichtenthal.
Perfect for a small church, the original score is for string orchestra and organ in addition to soprano, tenor, and bass soloists and choir. It is a gentle lyrical Mass that exudes an overall mood of devotion. Immediately following the choir's performance, the ESC Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Thomas Smith, will feature the talents of student saxophone soloist, Gabriel Wallace, as he performs the famous Glazunov Saxophone Concerto, one of the pillars of classical saxophone literature. Also on the program will be the beloved Finlandia, by Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius. The final composition of the program will be Aaron Copland's delightful Hoedown, from his famous ballet: Rodeo.
Free Admission, no tickets necessary. For more information, please call the Humanities Office at (239) 489-9332.
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Dr. Thomas Smith and Professor Candace Baranowski-Sundby, Directors