Orchestra to visit Albert Lea

Published 10:00 pm Monday, October 16, 2017

The Concordia Orchestra from Concordia College in Moorhead will present a concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at First Lutheran Church, 301 W. Clark St. in Albert Lea. The concert, sponsored by the First Lutheran Church music ministry, is open to the public with a freewill offering accepted.

For more information, email Tim O’Shields at  tim@flcal.org or call (507) 373-6424 extension 111.

According to a press release, the concert is part of the orchestra’s 2017 regional tour which also includes stops in Andover, Worthington, Wahpeton, North Dakota, and Des Moines and Waverly, Iowa.

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The 2017 Concordia Orchestra, conducted by director of orchestral activities, Kevin F.E. Sutterlin, will perform “Die Fledermaus Overture” by Johann Strauss II, Franck’s “Symphony in D minor” and a commissioned piece by Concordia professor and composer Douglas Harbin titled, “And the Heavens Turned Black.”

The faculty soloist will be Gregory Hamilton, associate professor of cello and double bass, performing Bloch’s “Schelomo: Rhapsodie hebraique for Violoncello and Orchestra.”

According to a press release, one of the college’s most distinctive performing groups, The Concordia Orchestra is an outstanding 66-member symphony orchestra that has earned national and international acclaim.