Concordia Orchestra home concert
Sunday, November 4, at 4 p.m.
Memorial Auditorium on the Concordia Campus
The Concordia Orchestra starts their four-concert tour this week, under the direction of Maestro Foster Beyers, and featuring pianist Jay Hershberger.
The orchestra will be visiting Chippewa Falls, Wis., Prior Lake, Minn., Buffalo, Minn., and returning Sunday for a home performance in Moorhead.
Igor Stravinsky’s “Petrushka” and Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 will be performed by the touring orchestra.
“It will be an exquisite showcase of technicality and romantic lyricism,” Concertmaster Adam Twardowski, a fourth-year political science and Chinese student at Concordia, said.
Concerts, such as these, according to Twardowski, highlight the hard-work and prominence of Concordia’s music program. “It’s not often that orchestras outside of major metropolitan areas tackle works like Petrushka,” Twardowski said. “It is a warhorse.”
Twardowski credited the great skill of piano professor Jay Hershberger for the performance of Brahms’ Concerto No. 1.
The orchestra’s home performance is at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 4 in Memorial Auditorium at Concordia College in Moorhead.
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