Coe Symphony Orchestra features famous Bach violin concerto

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2009-11-02 13:38:03 - General

The Coe College Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of this season's guest conductor Timothy Hankewich, will present the "Concerto for 2 Violins in d minor" by J.S. Bach as part of an upcoming concert on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium. The concert is free of charge and open to the public.

"Concerto for 2 Violins in d minor" is considered one of Bach's most famous works. The piece will feature violinists Coe Teaching Artist Beth Hoffman and Coe student Amanda Drish. Other featured numbers for the Symphony Orchestra concert include "Eight Russian Folk Songs, Op. 58" by Liadov and Mozart's "Symphony No. 38 in D Major."

"Eight Russian Folk Songs" features a variety of works including "Religious Chant," "Christmas Carol," "Plaintive Song," "Humorous Song," "Legend of the Birds," "Cradle Song," "Round Dance," and "Village-Dance Song."

"Symphony No. 38 in D Major" is also known as the "Prague Symphony," the city where it premiered in 1787. The composition features "Adagio-Allegro," "Andante," and "Presto."

For more information contact the Coe Music Department at 399-8521.