The Aiken Symphony Orchestra will current a program of chamber picks at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 14, that won’t solely characteristic its conventional string ensemble but in addition its wind part which can function accompaniment.
The orchestra might be led by Dr. Donald Portnoy, its conductor and music director, and this system will happen on the Amentum Middle for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. S.W.
Precautions for COVID-19 might be in place, together with obligatory face masks for viewers members and musicians.
Titled “Our Fabulous Chamber Music,” the efficiency picks vary from the skipping strings of Bella Bartok’s “Romanian Folks Dances,” to the virtuosic wind and digital dexterity of “Clarinet Concerto, A Main,” by W. A. Mozart, to the balanced classical model of Joseph Haydn’s “Symphony #83, G Minor.” As well as, two in style picks, “Belle of the Ball” and “Blue Tango” by American modern composer, Leroy Anderson, can even be carried out.
Hungarian composer Bartok initially composed the “Romanian Folks Dances” for piano in 1915, and later orchestrated the piece for small ensemble in 1917. This quick work consists of six temporary actions, and presents a variety of feelings. Every of the six dances have a singular melodic signature originating from numerous areas of the Romanian/Hungarian countryside. The work’s unique title was “Romanian Folks Dances from Hungary,” however was later modified by Bartok when Transylvania grew to become a part of Romania in 1920. An essential composer of the twentieth century, Bartok’s different most famous works are “The Miraculous Mandarin” and “Concerto for Orchestra.”
“The Clarinet Concerto, A Main,” thought-about considered one of Mozart’s most interesting concertos, was composed in 1791, and printed posthumously. It employs the standard three-movement, concerto type. Zachary Bond, first chair clarinet for the Aiken Symphony Orchestra, might be featured on this choice.
“Symphony #83, G Minor,” composed in 1785, was considered one of 106 symphonies penned by Haydn in his lifetime. Haydn’s prodigious outpouring solidly established the classical model to be adopted by lots of his successors. The work, often known as considered one of a gaggle of six “Paris” Symphonies, commissioned by the Paris live performance society, was composed within the conventional 4 motion type. The work acquired the nickname, “La Poule,” that means the hen, given to the work by somebody within the nineteenth century, was steered by the clucking second topic within the first motion.
“Belle of the Ball” and “Blue Tango” have been composed by Anderson, an essential, modern, American composer of sunshine orchestra works. A lot of his compositions have been launched by the Boston Pops Orchestra below the route of Arthur Fiedler. “Blue Tango,” composed in 1951, was the primary instrumental recording to promote 1 million copies, and is well acknowledged by modern listeners. Likewise, “Belle of the Ball,” additionally composed in 1951, is properly acquainted in American modern, mild orchestral music. Anderson would go on to compose scores of highly regarded works, was acknowledged by plenty of music award organizations and was given a star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame for his works that have been tailored for movie and tv.
Tickets are actually on sale and patrons have the choice to attend in individual for $43, or by way of livestream for $25 per family. To buy tickets or for extra data, name 803-220-7251 or go to aikensymphonyorchestra.com.