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DePauw Orchestra Performs Sunday Night at 7:30

April 4, 2003

April 4, 2003, Greencastle, Ind. - The DePauw University Orchestra, under the direction of David Matthies, will present a free evening concert this Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. The program will include Felix Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture, Schubert's Symphony No. 5 in Bb, and Edvard Grieg's Holberg Suite.

The Hebrides Overture is also known as Fingal's Cave, since Mendelssohn reportedly jotted down melodies for this piece at a spot so named on the island of Staffa off the Scottish coast. Schubert's Symphony No. 5 in Bb is the first Schubert symphony without a slow introduction, and was one of the 19-year-old composer's famous early masterpieces. The Holberg Suite, originally composed for piano, was written in 1884 by Grieg to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Ludvig Holberg, the faher-figure of Scandinavian drama.Musical notes

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