String and Chamber ensembles
St. Scholastica's String and Chamber Ensembles will present a wide range of music, including the works of renowned composers of the 18th century, in an upcoming concert.
"A Little Night Music" will be performed at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, in the Mitchell Auditorium. Admission is $5.
"Music has been a central part of Western culture for hundreds of years," said String Orchestra Director Michael Buck. "The two primary sources for music for many centuries were the royal courts and the church. Our music programs continue to explore these traditions and share with our community the relevance of music in contemporary society."
Beginning with the traditions of occasional music from the 18th century, the concert will present various groups of string and wind instrumental music ensembles. It will feature works by composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Luigi Boccherini, Felix Mendelssohn and others.
"Music presented at this concert demonstrates an interesting juxtaposition of old traditions against new applications of the art forms," Buck said. "The opening selection, ‘Palladio' by Karl Jenkins, is a contemporary concerto grosso" - a composition for a group of solo instruments accompanied by an orchestra - "instantly recognizable as the ‘theme song' for a well-known jewelry store commercial."
The rest of the 2018-19 music concert season includes: