Cornell College Fall Choral, Concert Band, and Orchestral Concert
- 7:30 p.m. -
- All Ages
The Cornell College choirs will perform works with a nature theme and special effects that create a sonic landscape, says Assistant Professor of Music Chris Nakielski. The program includes new compositions by Jake Runestad including “Come to the Woods” (set to text by John Muir) and “Wild Forces” (set to text by St. Francis of Assisi). Also on the program are Brahms’ “O Beautiful Night,” “Late Autumn,” “Evening Song,” and “Why”; “Earth Song” by Frank Ticheli; “Famine Song” by Matthew Culloton; and other works.
The band, under Assistant Professor of Music Josh Neuenschwander, will play a set of contemporary works including Katajh Copley's energetic and inspiring “Sunshine,” Kevin Day's powerful “Requiem for the Unarmed,” and Omar Thomas' “A Mother of A Revolution”—a march tribute to the leaders of the Stonewall uprising and founders of the Pride movement. Also on the program is former Cornell College music professor Aaron Perrine's new work “Vignettes of Mount Vernon,” a piece inspired by memories of autumn on the Cornell campus.
The orchestra, also under Neuenschwander, will perform the Edvard Grieg masterwork Suite for String Orchestra, Op. 40, “From Holberg's Time,” and several works by more recent composers.