Lee University Symphony Orchestra will present a spring concert on March 21
The Lee University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sarah Pearson, will perform its Spring Concert on Monday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Pangle Hall, at the corner of Central and Church Streets in downtown Cleveland.
In this concerto and aria, the symphony orchestra will perform the “Egmont Overture, Op. 84″ and “Danzón, No.2” by Arturo Márquez.
“I am thrilled that we can bring this concert to our campus community, the local community, parents, families and friends,” said Ms. Pearson. “Our students have worked so hard and prepared with incredible focus and skill. I am confident that our audience will leave the concert experience not only impressed with the talent on display, but moved by the power the music has in each of our lives.
This performance will feature the winning students of the 2022 annual Concerto and Aria competition, who are selected by a panel of Lee and community representatives. According to Ms. Pearson, the selected soloists represent some of the finest musicians at the Lee University School of Music.
The winners of the Concerto and Air 2022 Competition are as follows with the pieces they will perform: Ashley Garner, clarinet, “Premiere Rhapsody” by Claude Debussy; Amanda “Andie” Phillips, mezzo soprano, “Smanié Implacabili” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (by Cossi Fan Tutti); Kristen Shaffer, soprano, “Stehe Still” by Richard Wagner (No. 2 of Wesendonck Lieder); Emma Webb, piano, “Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22, 1st movement; » and Tyler Whitehead, marimba, « The Russian Marimba Concerto 1st Movement » by Sergi Golovko.
The Lee University Symphony Orchestra, a select ensemble of instrumentalists, performs a wide variety of orchestral literature. In addition to giving a major concert each semester, its musicians frequently take part in opera, choir and other concerts on campus.
Ms. Pearson’s credentials give her a solid background in orchestral conducting, in addition to being a multi-award-winning conductor and recognized as one of Chattanooga and Cleveland’s most talented young artistic leaders. .
Ms. Pearson graduated from Lee with a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting. She is Music Director and Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra of Tennessee, The Cleveland Pops and Associate Conductor of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas. Pearson is involved in many area musical programs and ensembles and is passionate about the arts in education.
This is a free, ticketless event open to the public. The performance will also be available for viewing on leeu.live.
For more information about the performance or other upcoming music events, contact Lee’s School of Music at 614-8240 or email [email protected]