August 30, 2013
Categories: General News
Tabor College music faculty and guest artists will perform “Carnival of the Animals,” 4p.m. Sunday Sept. 8 in the Tabor College Chapel-Auditorium.
The first half of the program will be Felix Mendelssohn’s “Piano Trio in C Minor,” which is “exquisitely written and challenging technically for all players,” said Dr. Sheila Litke, professor of piano and piano pedagogy.
According to Litke, the “Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saëns uses “the various instruments to imitate the different animals. With Dr. Chris Dick doing the narration between the movements, it should be a fun listening event for all.”
The performers include: Adrienne Dougherty and Ann Dunn, violin; Emily Baldridge, viola; Susan Mayo, cello; Dennis Danders, double bass; Joyann Brake, flute; Rachelle Goter, clarinet; Andrew Slater, percussion; Litke and Jennifer Epp, piano; and Dick, narrator.
“I’m always honored to be able to play with such fine players,” said Litke. “Many of the performers have been part of our larger orchestral performances. All are very talented. It should be a great afternoon of fine music.”
The upcoming concert will “showcase our newly acquired 9-foot Yamaha CFIII piano, a gift funded primarily by the Class of 1962,” said Litke.
The program is free and open to public.