Concert, Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Photo of Felix MendelssohnSpecial guests, Wagner Treble Concert Choir, join The Centre Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director José Alejandro Guzmán, in a winter concert of 19th-century classics at Saint Peter's Church on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. The programme opens with Felix Mendelssohn’s mercurial Overture and Excerpts from the Incidental Music to Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and, following the interval, concludes with César Franck’s majestic Symphony in D Minor. The performance of the Franck Symphony is dedicated to The Centre Symphony’s long-time principal oboist, David Lurie (1929-2016), who passed on January 5, 2016.

The performance of Mendelssohn’s Incidental Music from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream features a number of guest artists appearing for the first time with The Centre Symphony Orchestra, including Stephen Ryan, narrator, and special guests, The Wagner College Treble Concert Choir, with soprano soloists Leanne Surace and Kristin Reiersen Parrish, and led by its Director and Chorus Master, Beth Johanning.