The Concordia Orchestra from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., will present a joint concert with the Itasca Youth Chamber Orchestra, directed by Sarah Kowitz, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Wilcox Theater, Reif Performing Arts Center, 720 NW Conifer Drive, Grand Rapids, Minn. The concert is sponsored by the Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program, The Reif Performing Arts Center, Edward Jones (Kristina Gaalaas) and St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church. The concert is open to the public free of charge.
This concert is part of the orchestra’s 2019 regional tour which also includes stops in Alexandria, Bemidji, Duluth and Stillwater, Minn., and Grand Forks, N.D.
The 2019 Concordia Orchestra, conducted by director of orchestral activities, Kevin F.E. Sütterlin, will perform Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”; “The Life of King David: Concerto for Marimba,” written by Concordia associate professor Russell Peterson and featuring faculty soloist Dr. David P. Eyler, professor of percussion and director of percussion studies; “Dances in the Canebrakes” by Florence B. Price; and Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”
One of the college’s most distinctive performing groups, The Concordia Orchestra is an outstanding 66-member symphony orchestra that has earned national and international acclaim.
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