Students from the area to perform with Concordia Orchestra

Published 7:30 pm Sunday, October 22, 2017

Several students from the area will perform with the Concordia Orchestra from Concordia College in Moorhead at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at First Lutheran Church, 301 W. Clark St. in Albert Lea, according to a press release. The concert is open to the public with a freewill offering accepted.

Members of the Concordia Orchestra from Albert Lea are Solveig Lange, daughter of Todd and Christma Lange; and Tyler Egge, son of Dwaine and Beth Egge; and from Wells, James Dundas, son of Mark and Sue Dundas.

The 66-member 2017 Concordia Orchestra, conducted by director of orchestral activities Kevin F.E. Sütterlin, 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.” This year’s faculty soloist will be Gregory Hamilton, associate professor of cello and double bass, performing Bloch’s “Schelomo: Rhapsodie hébraïque for Violoncello and Orchestra.”

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The Concordia Orchestra is one of the college’s most distinctive performing groups and has earned national and international acclaim.

Concordia College is a four-year liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America offering more than 50 majors, including 15 honors majors and 12 preprofessional programs.