The Aiken Symphony Orchestra will current a program of chamber choices at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 14, that won’t solely function its conventional string ensemble but in addition its wind part which is able to function accompaniment.
The orchestra can 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 can be in place, together with obligatory face masks for viewers members and musicians.
Titled “Our Fabulous Chamber Music,” the efficiency choices vary from the skipping strings of Bella Bartok’s “Romanian People 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 well-liked choices, “Belle of the Ball” and “Blue Tango” by American up to date composer, Leroy Anderson, will even be carried out.
Hungarian composer Bartok initially composed the “Romanian People Dances” for piano in 1915, and later orchestrated the piece for small ensemble in 1917. This brief work consists of six temporary actions, and presents a spread of feelings. Every of the six dances have a novel melodic signature originating from numerous areas of the Romanian/Hungarian countryside. The work’s unique title was “Romanian People Dances from Hungary,” however was later modified by Bartok when Transylvania grew to become a part of Romania in 1920. An necessary 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 of one in all Mozart’s most interesting concertos, was composed in 1791, and revealed posthumously. It employs the standard three-movement, concerto kind. Zachary Bond, first chair clarinet for the Aiken Symphony Orchestra, can be featured on this choice.
“Symphony #83, G Minor,” composed in 1785, was one in all 106 symphonies penned by Haydn in his lifetime. Haydn’s prodigious outpouring solidly established the classical model to be adopted by a lot of his successors. The work, often known as one in all a gaggle of six “Paris” Symphonies, commissioned by the Paris live performance society, was composed within the conventional 4 motion kind. The work acquired the nickname, “La Poule,” that means the hen, given to the work by somebody within the nineteenth century, was prompt by the clucking second topic within the first motion.
“Belle of the Ball” and “Blue Tango” had been composed by Anderson, an necessary, up to date, American composer of sunshine orchestra works. Lots of his compositions had been launched by the Boston Pops Orchestra beneath the course of Arthur Fiedler. “Blue Tango,” composed in 1951, was the primary instrumental recording to promote 1 million copies, and is well acknowledged by up to date listeners. Likewise, “Belle of the Ball,” additionally composed in 1951, is effectively acquainted in American up to date, gentle orchestral music. Anderson would go on to compose scores of extremely popular works, was acknowledged by numerous music award organizations and was given a star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame for his works that had been tailored for movie and tv.
Tickets at the moment are on sale and patrons have the choice to attend in particular person for $43, or by way of livestream for $25 per family. To buy tickets or for extra info, name 803-220-7251 or go to aikensymphonyorchestra.com.