St. Olaf Orchestra
Saturday, October 13, 2012
at The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
1301 5th Street
At the corner of 5th St & 12th Ave
Ticket price includes a $2 per ticket CCPA facility fee.
The St. Olaf Orchestra, under the direction of Steven Amundson, performs at Coralville Center for the Performing Arts as part of an eight-city concert tour in fall 2012. Repertoire will include Dance of the Comedians by Smetana, Fetes from Trois Nocturnes by Debussy, Danzon No. 2 by Marquez, Sensemaya by Revueltas, Valse Triste by Sibelius and Daphnis and Chloe Suite #2 by Ravel.
About the St. Olaf Orchestra:
The 92-member St. Olaf Orchestra is one of the premier ensembles at St. Olaf College, a four-year college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America known for its excellence in music. Recognized both nationally and internationally, the St. Olaf Orchestra strives for the highest professional standards.
Richard Ostling of Time magazine said, “I’ve always known about the great St. Olaf Choir, but when I tuned into the St. Olaf Christmas Festival (on National Public Television) I was astonished by the music of the St. Olaf Orchestra. It has to be one of the best college orchestras in the nation.”
Steven Amundson joined the music faculty at St. Olaf College in the fall of 1981. Under Amundson’s direction, the St. Olaf Orchestra has become recognized as one the finest undergraduate orchestras in the United States. In addition to his duties as conductor of the St. Olaf Orchestra, he teaches courses in conducting, aural skills, and music theory.
Recommended for ages 6 and up. All attendees must have a ticket.