The Edgewood Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Blake Walter, will perform the Overture to the oratorio ‘Samson’ by Georg Friedrich Handel, a rarely played masterpiece, as well as the Symphony No. 82 in C-major, “The Bear,” by Joseph Haydn. In its last movement, Haydn imitates the music used in the 18th century Austria to accompany dancing bears — a popular form of street entertainment.
The central part of the program is the Finale of the Concerto No. 3 in C-minor by Ludwig van Beethoven. It marks the orchestral debut of pianist Johanna Novich-Leonard, winner of the Edgewood College Concerto Competition, and a student of Dr. Beatriz Aguilar.
Founded in 1993 via a generous endowment established by benefactors William O. Hart and Vernon Sell, the Edgewood Chamber Orchestra fulfills a unique role in the Madison community, providing high-quality performances and unique educational opportunities. The ensemble is the permanent, in-house chamber orchestra of the College, and is known for featuring world class soloists and distinctive programming.
Admission is $5.00, with tickets available at the door. Free with Edgewood College ID.