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Music Concerts at Nyack Rockland

Posted by Deborah.Walker on Thursday November 4, 2004

The School of Music is proud to announce two concert. Tomorrow, Friday, Nov.
5th, at 8:00 PM, Pardington Hall will resound with the sounds of brasses, percussion,
woodwinds, handbells, and the Allen Renaissance Chapel Organ.

Under the direction of Dr. Glenn Koponen, the Nyack Wind Ensemble will
perform All Hail the Power;  the Second Suite for Band by Holst;
King Cotton March, by John Philip Sousa; Komm' Ssser Tod, by J.S. Bach;
Intrada: Adoration and Praise; and a new work for organ and concert
band, Lauda Anima, a gorgeous composition based on the hymn, Praise My
Soul the King of Heaven
.  Nyack student, Sara Gawronski will perform as organist on
this arrangement.

The Nyack Handbell Choir, under the direction of Prof. Marion Howe,
will perform Santo, Santo, Santo, for flute and handbells.  This
beautiful  Argentinian folk song has been transformed into an
intercultural worship song, Holy, Holy, Holy.

Saturday, November  6,  at 4:00pm in Pardington Hall, Dr. Molly
Morkoski, from the School of Music at NCMC, will perform the most
famous American piano sonata, the Concord Sonata by Charles Ives.   
The very difficult work is rarely heard in live performance, and has
never been performed in its entirety at Nyack College.

The movements are named after Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and the
Alcotts.  Dr. Marie and Dr. Peter Kenote will join at certain points on
flute and viola. Charles Ives requires that the pianist make a thin stick, 14 1/2" long,
and at one point presses the piano keys down with the stick to produce
a mass of sound.  According to Ives:  "Is it the composer's fault that
man has only ten fingers?"

Molly will also perform a Beethoven Bagatelles, Op. 126.

There is no charge for admission to these concerts. For more information, phone Carol Ann Freeman at 845.358.1710, ext. 723.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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