Concerts at Martin Hall highlight fall semester
It’s an exciting month at Martin Hall for the previous and upcoming music concerts where there is a wide variety of music and even some varieties that have not been heard.
The most recent concert performed was on Oct. 15 – the Buroque Chambers Concert.
“The concert was beautiful,” said Dr. John Fisher, professor of Music and Music department Chair.
Featured sections in the program came from composers Leclair, Handel, Telemann, Graupner, and Zachow. Also featured were three Handel arias sung by Music Professor Julie McCoy, other sopranos and five instrumental set of pieces. Four multi-movement trio sonatas and one set of English country dances played by instrumental Music faculty members and guests also were highlighted. Early music instruments such as the traverse (wooden flute), viola d’amore, viola da gamba, Baroque cello, bassoon, and harpsichord were other instruments played in the concert.
The next concert performing at Martin Hall is the Avebury Stone Circle with composer/conductor Gregory Rose Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. The piece will be sung by Suré Eloff who specializes in concert and chamber music, and she will be accompanied by Dr. Fisher on the piano.
The Avebury Stone Circle is a new composition, and Rose is flying all the way from England to Texas Wesleyan just to hear his newly-composed piece performed. Both Eloff and Dr. Fisher have been rehearsing the new music for the debut.
“We are looking forward to having the composer here,” stated Dr. Fisher. “Hearing the first performance of his work Avebury Stone Circle will be exciting.”