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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

 

November 11 & 18, 2008

Corban students perform Bach exposition

At a noon Masterworks Expo on Tuesday, November 11, the Corban College & Graduate School Music Department will highlight the music of one of the most famous composers of all time, Johann Sebastian Bach.  The mastermind of the Baroque era, Bach (1685-1750) wrote an incredible amount of intricate and beautiful music that is still admired today.

Featuring performances from several Corban musicians, the expo will consist of Bach selections exclusively.  Performances include Partitas No. 2 and 3 for the unaccompanied violin, Prelude and Fugue in G Major from the Well-Tempered Clavier, “Et exultavit” for solo soprano from Magnificat, and “Quia fecit mitri magna” for solo bass.  Dr. Virginia Cross, Professor of Music History and Hymnology, will present an introductory lecture on the life of J. S. Bach and will also briefly discuss each musical work performed. 

The Masterworks Expo is free and open to the public.   Located directly behind the Psalm Performing Arts Center in PA200, the performance begins at 12 p.m.

Corban violinist appears in junior recital

On Tuesday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m., Junior Elisa Baggenstos of Corban College & Graduate School will perform at Loucks Auditorium at the Salem Public Library. 

Elisa is a violin performance major and has been a part of the Corban College Chamber Orchestra and Music Department since 2006.  Her accompanist, Brenda Noland, has a degree in piano performance from Corban.  The two will perform three works from various periods of music history.  Beginning with a movement of a flowing, melodic Beethoven sonata, the program will also feature part of Bach’s famous unaccompanied Violin Partita in E Major.  The program finishes with the 2nd and 3rd movements of Max Bruch’s Concerto No. 1 for Violin, contrasting the lyrical Adagio with the explosive Finale.

Loucks Auditorium is at 585 Liberty Street SE.  The 7:30 p.m. recital is free and open to the public, and the Library offers free parking after 6 p.m.