WILLIMANTIC, CT (10/24/2017) Written by Jolene Potter
The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will hold a variety of musical performances this November. The five upcoming concerts will include a unique faculty recital, two Eastern ensembles and two guest ensembles. All concerts will be held in the Concert Hall of the Fine Arts Instructional Center.
On Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m., Okon Hwang, Eastern music professor and pianist, will collaborate with the S.O.Y. Piano Trio, as well as numerous Eastern students and faculty performers, visual artists, movement specialists and media designers to present pieces by various composers. Violinist Seulye Park and cellist Yun-Yang Lin will also perform in the multi-media concert.
On Nov. 5 at 3 p.m., the Willimantic Orchestra, a non-profit orchestra dedicated to the performance of authentic orchestral music, will present a concert. The ensemble will present "Symphony No. 5" by Beethoven, "Carnival Overture" by Antonin Dvorak and "Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C Minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach. The concert will feature Emily Ferguson on oboe and Barbara Vaughan on violin.
On Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m., Classic Brass, a Connecticut-based British-style brass band, will present a concert. Classic Brass has been performing for Connecticut audiences since 1988.
On Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m., the Eastern Concert Chorale will present "Magnificently Mistaken." The entertaining and informative concert will feature a variety of choral works. All works performed in the concert have been misattributed to composers and occasions or contain unintentional mistakes that are now accepted and even expected in modern performances. The Concert Chorale is a unique blend of Eastern students, faculty, alumni, local music educators, and community members.
On Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m., a Chamber Music Recital will be performed by Eastern students currently enrolled in the Chamber Music Repertoire course. Conducted by Music Professor Emily Riggs, this ensemble explores chamber music from the Baroque period to the present and is open to both vocalists and instrumentalist.
All Music Program concerts are free and open to the public. Donations will be graciously accepted at the door.