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Department of Music presents performances of student compositions, string orchestra and contemporary classical music

April 03, 2017
Otterbein University

Westerville, OH—The Otterbein University Department of Music offers a stellar lineup of upcoming performances, with genres to please a variety of musical tastes, including performances of student compositions, string orchestra and contemporary classical music. For more information about the Department of Music or these and other upcoming performances, visit www.otterbein.edu/music or call 614-823-1508.

Otterbein Composition Students to Present Recital
Composition students in the Otterbein University Department of Music will showcase their work at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park Street, Westerville. This event is free and open to the public. The program includes solos, chamber music, and electro-acoustic music composed and performed by students.

More information about the Otterbein University Department of Music and its concert schedule can be found at http://www.otterbein.edu/music. For more information about this event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/213942072387321/.

 

Otterbein String Orchestra Presents “The Silk Road”
The Otterbein University String Orchestra will present its program, “The Silk Road,” with special guest Dr. Lee Siu-Leung on the erhu at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park Street, Westerville. This event is free and open to the public.

The Otterbein University String Orchestra joins the campus-wide focus on Asian culture, presenting a concert of music found in the many cultures along the Silk Road. Venice was Europe’s gateway to the east and the journey begins with an antiphonal work composed by one of Venice’s most celebrated Renaissance composers, Giovanni Gabrieli. The journey continues through Turkey and Persia, featuring the work Ascending Bird composed by Colin Jacobsen and Siamak Aghaei, both members of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble.  This arrangement of a traditional Persian folk melody tells the tale of a bird’s attempt to fly to the sun. The creature fails twice, but on the third attempt loses its physical body in the glow of the sun; creating a metaphor for spiritual transcendence.

The second half of the program completes the journey to China with captivating arrangements of Chinese folk music. Featured in this program will be erhu soloist, Dr. Lee Siu-Leung. The erhu is a traditional Chinese bowed-string instrument, capable of hauntingly beautiful music, used today in many genres of music. The program will culminate with an evocative suite of folk songs by Chinese-American composer Zhou Long.

More information about the Otterbein University Department of Music and its concert schedule can be found at http://www.otterbein.edu/music. For more information about this event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/220194668408704/.

 

Red Noise to Hold Concert at Otterbein University|
Red Noise, Otterbein’s contemporary classical music group, will perform at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park Street, Westerville. This event is free and open to the public.

The ensemble will play seminal works by Steve Reich and Frederic Rzewski, as well as an outrageous piece for guitar and electronics by Jon C. Nelson and an ethereal work for large ensemble by Jordan Nobles.

More information about the Otterbein University Department of Music and its concert schedule can be found at http://www.otterbein.edu/music. For more information about this event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/324807711238893/.

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