Broadway and musical cinema combine as the Hardin-Simmons University Orchestra presents an evening of pop standards and vocal favorites, Tuesday, October 15, 2013.
The HSU Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Peter Isaacson, associate professor of music and director of orchestra, present an evening of broad musical appeal as strings, woodwinds, percussion, and brass combine with vocals presented by HSU professors of singing.
The Broadway revue will feature Dr. Melody Rich, soprano and associate professor of voice; Dr. Jaynne Middleton, soprano and professor of voice; Dr. Lynnette Chambers, mezzo-soprano and professor of voice; Dr. Christopher Hollingsworth, director of opera and assistant professor of voice; guest artist Rosie Hollingsworth, soprano and assistant to the dean of Logsdon School of Theology; and the 50-student-strong HSU orchestra.
Orchestra members and vocal professors will weave a tapestry of unforgettable tunes with excerpts from Follies, Sweeney Todd, Chess, Jekyll and Hyde, Kismet, Nine, Wonderful Town, The Sound of Music and Showboat.
Also on the program will be Arturo Márquez’s exciting and rhythmically powerful, Danzón No. 2, made popular by the stunning performance of the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra and conductor, Gustav Dudamel at the Proms Festival in 2011.
The performance is at 7:30 p.m. in Behrens Auditorium on the HSU campus, October 15, 2013. It is free to students, faculty, and the general public.