Event: Goshen College Symphony Orchestra family concert
Date and time: Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall
Cost: $7 adults, $5 seniors. Children admitted free with accompanying adult. GC faculty/staff/students free with ID.
The Goshen College Symphony Orchestra (GCSO) will present a family-friendly concert featuring music inspired by the children’s book “Old Turtle,” on Friday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in the Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall. All children are admitted free to this concert with a paying adult.
The GCSO’s program is highlighted by a performance of Linda Tutas Haugen’s composition “The Fable of Old Turtle,” inspired by the children’s book by Douglas Wood. The performance will feature the composer as narrator, along with Native American flutist Keith Bear. The program will also include a performance of Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Carnival of the Animals,” featuring Goshen College music professors Matthew Hill and Kathryn Schmidt performing duo-piano. Rounding out the program are performances of selected movements from “The Nutcracker” suites by Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington. The Goshen College Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Christopher Fashun, assistant professor of music.
In addition to the concert, 900 fourth graders from Elkhart County schools will fill Sauder Concert Hall on Friday morning, Nov. 21, for a brief concert preview. The concert and concert preview are presented with support from Horizon Education Alliance of Elkhart County.
Tickets for this concert are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors. All children are admitted free with a paying adult. Goshen College faculty/staff/students are free with ID.