OUR NEXT CONCERT
Fishers Chamber Orchestra
Promise United Methodist Church
12648 East 116th Street, Fishers, IN
Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
A Baroque Festival
Music by Bach, Handel, Stolzel, Boyce, and Vivaldi
Guest vocalists Dr. Lisa Dawson and Eric Wickens
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The program will open with William Boyce’s Symphony No. 5, a festive three-movement work originally written as an overture to Ode to St. Cecilia. Next on the program is the first of Bach’s famous Brandenburg concertos, featuring Larry Purdue and Symantha Ballensky on horn. Guest vocalists Eric Wickens and Dr. Lisa Dawson will perform arias from Handel’s oratorios Messiah and Samson and from Vivaldi’s Gloria.
The second half of the program opens with Gottfried Henirich Stölzel’s Concerto Grosso a Quattro Chori (Concerto Grosso for four choruses). This three-movement concerto divides the orchestra into four “choruses” of instruments: a trumpet trio, a second trumpet trio, an oboe trio, and a string/flute ensemble. The use of a total of six trumpets has resulted in the work being given the alternate title of Concerto for 6 Trumpets and Orchestra. The demands of assembling six Baroque trumpet players result in this work being rarely performed, and the opportunity to hear this outstanding piece of music is a rare treat.
The program will conclude with Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks, a suite written originally for wind band and later rescored by Handel himself for orchestra. The premiere performance, which of course included a spectacular fireworks display, was attended by over 12,000 people. This suite and Handel’s Water Music are two of his most loved compositions for orchestra.
Fishers Music Works is a not-for-profit music-related organization whose mission is to sponsor professional and semi-professional ensembles in the Town of Fishers and to provide educational opportunities that revolve around great music of the present and the past.
Nickel Plate Jazz Orchestra is a 20-piece Big Band/Jazz ensemble. Fishers Wind Symphony is a 45 to 50 piece concert band. Each of these ensembles has presented five concerts. Fishers Chamber Orchestra presented its debut concert in March, featuring music of Mozart, Haydn, and Rossini. White River Brass Quintet and Mudsock Jazz Combo have played for multiple events in central Indiana. For audition information for our large ensembles go to the individual pages under the Ensembles Menu.