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UMobile Classical Concert Spans Two Centuries of Classical Masters

The University of Mobile Center for the Performing Arts will present Music of the Classical Masters at Dauphin Way Methodist Church on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. Dr. Scott Wright, UMobile conductor in residence, will be guest conductor. Admission is free.

“UMobile has an impressive range of musical styles, all done well, but I am especially pleased to have the classical masters represented,” said Wright. “There is a reason why classical music endures over decades and even centuries, and that reason is that we don’t simply revisit it. Every time it is played it is re-created and gives us the opportunity to mine new perspectives from it.

“This program spans two centuries of musical development and it is all still relevant, moving and exciting to us today – for musicians and audiences alike. I am very happy to be a part of it.,” said Wright.

University of Mobile Strings Ensemble, directed by adjunct instructor of strings Enen Yu, will be joined by guest musicians in the woodwinds and brass sections. The ensemble will be the centerpiece for the selections from Water Music, by G.F. Handel, in the first half of the program.

“I am so proud of the students for playing at this level,” said Yu. “It is exciting to see them grow in an understanding of classical forms that are the basis of good musicianship.”

The second half of the program will feature guest faculty artist and acclaimed organist Duane Plash, assistant professor of music. He will be joined by the University Chorale, Chamber Singers and orchestra for “Requiem” by Gabriel Faure. The University Chorale is under the direction of Dr. Alan Miller, dean of the Center for Performing Art/School of Music, and adjunct instructor Graham Anduri directs the Chamber Singers. Vocalist and adjunct instructor Darla Earnest also will be featured.

For more information about the University of Mobile Center for Performing Arts or opportunities to audition for performing arts scholarships, visit www.umobile.edu or call 251.442.2222 or 800.WIN.RAMS.

By Ember Langley, senior, communication major

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