Piano Students to be featured with Allegro Lancaster Chamber Orchestra | October 2014

Millersville music students Sarah Newswanger, a senior majoring in music and Steven Gao, Pre College Music Division student, will be playing with Allegro Lancaster Chamber Orchestra this coming fall.

Since their founding in 2002 “Allegro has brought joyful music to the Lancaster community on the second Saturday of every month”(Norcross) Originally the ensemble’s repertoire emphasized the “masterworks for small orchestra from the baroque and early classical era,” however, they have expanded to incorporate “premieres by contemporary composers” (Norcross)

This fall Allegro is presenting Camille Saint Saëns’ “Carnival of the Animals.” Although published in 1922, Camille Saint Saëns composed “Carnival of the Animals” in 1886, making the piece a creation of the Romantic Era.

“The piece is written for a symphony orchestra and has fourteen different movements that cleverly use sounds created by instruments to mimic the sounds of different animals” (Welbourne). The piece is scored for two pianos, two violins, viola, cello, double bass, flute, piccolo, clarinet, harmonica and xylophone. Sarah Newswanger and Steven Gao will play the two piano parts as soloists with the Allegro Orchestra.

For more information or to purchase tickets to Allegro Lancaster Chamber Orchestra’s performance of Camille Saint Saëns’ “Carnival of the Animals,” visit their website http://allegrochamberorchestra.org/allegro-chamber-orchestra/.

Works Cited
Norcross, B. (n.d.). Allegro Chamber Orchestra. Allegro Chamber Orchestra. Retrieved July 7, 2014, from http://allegrochamberorchestra.org/allegro-chamber-orchestra/

Pan, X. (Director) (2014, May 14). Carnival of the Animals performed by Millersville Student Pianist. Allegro Lancaster Chamber Orchestra Performance. Lecture conducted from Millersville University Department of Music, Millersville University.

The Carnival of the Animals. (2014, June 7). Wikipedia. Retrieved July 7, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Carnival_of_the_Animals

The World's Leading Classical Music Group. (n.d.). History of Classical Music. Retrieved July 7, 2014, from http://www.naxos.com/education/brief_history.asp

Welbourne. (n.d.). Carnival of the Animals. Carnival of the Animals. Retrieved July 7, 2014, from http://www.welbourneprimary.com/Links/Music/Saintsaens/Carnivalofanimals.htm

 

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