Thanksgiving Week Concert by DePauw Orchestra to Explore "Personal Emotion"

Thanksgiving Week Concert by DePauw Orchestra to Explore "Personal Emotion"

November 17, 2006

2005 DePauw Symphony Orchestra.jpgNovember 17, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - The DePauw University Orchestra performs a Thanksgiving week concert Monday night, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium of the Performing Arts Center. Featured on the concert will be Jennifer Higdon's "blue cathedral," Richard Strauss' tone poem "Death and Transfiguration," and Johann Strauss' Overture to Die Fledermaus, which is this year's DePauw Opera production.

"We enjoy the opportunity to bring a seasonal focus to our Thanksgiving week concerts," says Orcenith Smith, conductor of the DePauw Orchestra. "And since much of holiday time is spent reflecting on family and friends, music chosen for this year's concert is about personal emotion." 

Strauss' Die Fledermaus Overture sets the stage for a Vienneseec.jpg operetta of humorous interactions, while Philadelphia-based Higdon’s "blue cathedral" is a reflective work that considers life's journeys. The concert will conclude with the epic "Death and Transfiguration." While composed without a programmatic intention, the music inspired others to write what they thought to be the imagery behind the music -- that of a dying man waiting to pass into the afterlife.

The one-hour concert is free and open to the public.

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