The Temple College Orchestra will perform a concert of classical favorites on Tuesday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center.
The program will include two sacred selections: Felix Mendelssohn’s Chorale and “Agnus Dei” by Georges Bizet. The Mendelssohn piece is based on the Lutheran hymn “A Mighty Fortress is Our God,” originally written by Martin Luther. The “Agnus Dei” is part of the L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2, and will be sung by Teri Johnson, associate professor of voice at Temple College.
The Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins by J.S. Bach will feature Heather McFarland and Michael McLaughlin, concertmaster and assistant concertmaster of the Temple College Orchestra. McFarland and McLaughlin are both violin instructors at the Academie Musique, a preparatory string program.
Other pieces on the program are “Declaration Overture” by Claude T. Smith, “Dance of the Tumblers” by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, “Pavane” by Gabriel Faure, “Into the Storm” by Robert W. Smith, and “Olympic Spirit” by John Williams.
The Temple College Orchestra is directed by Mary Fairlie and includes college students, some high school students, professional musicians and adults who love playing. A $5 admission fee for adults will support scholarships for music students at Temple College. Students will be admitted for free.
For more information on this concert and other events sponsored by the Temple College Fine Arts Division, call 254-298-8555.