The Music Department at Edgewood College presents the Edgewood Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Blake Walter, in concert.
Works to be performed include the Overture to the opera Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven, St. Paul’s Suite for String Orchestra by Gustav Holst, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 35, subtitled Haffner.
The Overture to Fidelio (Beethoven’s only opera) is the first of four overtures composed for the opera, but is perhaps the least often performed. In 1904, Gustav Holst was appointed Musical Director of St. Paul’s School for Girls in London, and wrote the Suite for the small string orchestra and based it on popular English folk songs. Mozart completed his No. 35 Symphony in 1785 and dedicated it to his patron, Sigmund Haffner the Elder, a wealthy businessman in Vienna.
Tickets are $5.00 general admission, free with Edgewood College ID.