Shippensburg University Community Orchestra and Concert Choir
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Sunday, November 20, 2022
Luhrs Center, Shippensburg PA
Free Admission - No ticket required.
Sarasate: Carmen Concert Fantasy, Op.25
The Shippensburg University Community Orchestra and Concert Choir come together to present one of the greatest masterpieces of the classical era, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem. The program will also include a performance of the popular and lively Carmen Concert Fantasy, Op.25 by Pablo de Sarasate, a virtuosic setting of music from Bizet’s opera, Carmen, arranged for full orchestra and solo violin, featuring guest artist Katie Lansdale.
Mozart’s Requiem compels with its rich palette of musical flavors, from the plaintive “Lacrimosa” to the forceful “Dies Irae” – a musical treat for the Shippensburg community! The concert will be conducted by Dr. Mark Hartman. Featured soloists include Elizabeth Shoenfelt, soprano, Leah Kaye Serr, contralto, Christyan Seay, tenor, and James Martin, bass. Admission to the concert is free of charge.
Katie Lansdale, Guest Soloist (Carmen Fantasy): Violinist KATIE LANSDALE is widely acclaimed as soloist, chamber musician, and educator. She has performed as soloist and chamber artist in North/South America and Europe, and on numerous American concert series, including the Phillips Collection, the Caramoor Series, and Lincoln Center’s Rose Room. Winner of Grand Prizes at the Fischoff and Yellow Springs national chamber competitions, Lansdale has collaborated in chamber concerts with artists such as Yo Yo Ma, Felix Galimir, Donald Weilerstein, the Miami Quartet, Robert MacDonald, and Charles Neidich. She has been a member of the internationally acclaimed Lions Gate Trio for over 30 years, recording for Centaur and Triton records and performing across Europe and the Eastern US. Lansdale’s concerto appearances have included with the National Symphony, the Austin Mozart Orchestra, the Schroeder Classical Orchestra, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, and the NY Spectrum Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony and the New York Repertory Orchestra. In New York, where she founded the acclaimed Locrian new music group, Lansdale’s extensive chamber music concerts have ranged from Mostly Mozart at Lincoln Center with Yo Yo Ma to Merkin Hall with the Twentieth Centuryists; she now performs twice a year in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall with the Festival Chamber Society Particularly widely acclaimed for performances of solo Bach, Lansdale has performed the complete cycle over a dozen times in North and South America. “This is one of the best recordings of this music,” wrote the American Record Guide of her Bach CD (Amazon.com). Having presented solo Bach at Juilliard’s Delay Symposium in 2013, Lansdale directs the Promisek Bach+ workshop program triannually in Bridgewater, CT.
Lansdale studied with Ronda Cole, Josef Gingold, Felix Galimir, Donald Weilerstein and Mitchell Stern. She graduated cum laude from Yale, where she was awarded prizes in both the arts and humanities, and earned graduate music degrees (M.M., D.M.A.) at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Manhattan School of Music. She has served on numerous summer festival faculties, including Kneisel Hall Chamber Festival, the Amalfi Coast Chamber Festival (Italy) , the Kuhmo Festival (Finland), Aria International Music Festival, and Music from Salem. Having taught Boston University and at State University of New York-Stony Brook, she now teaches at the Hartt School at the University of Hartford and at Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
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