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Penderecki & Górecki in Edgewood
Friday, April 30, 2021, 08:00pm
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Edgewood College Music Department presents

Works of Polish composers
Krzysztof Penderecki and
Henryk Mikołaj Górecki

featured in Edgewood College
Spring Celebration Concert

The concert will stream live starting at 8pm

based on information provideed by the
Edgewood Music Department and The Well-Tempered Ear

The Edgewood Chamber Orchestra (Sergei Pavlov, conductor) will perform music by the Austrian composer Johann Nepomuk Hummel, who studied with Mozart and knew Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert; Krzysztof Penderecki, a Polish composer who died a year ago in March; and the Argentinean “new tango” composer Astor Piazzolla, whose birth centennial was last month. Soloists include Gwyneth Ferguson on trumpet, and Malia Huntsman on oboe.

The Chamber Singers will offer selections from Broadway musicals and contemporary choral arrangements, including Lord of the Rings by Enya, works from Josh Groban, and the Polish composer Henryk Górecki.

The Guitar Ensemble (Nathan Wysock, director) will perform Haru no Umi (The Sea in Spring) by the Japanese composer Michio Miyagi (below), and a medley from the 1970s rock group Chicago: 25 or 6 to 4/Saturday in the Park, by Mark Lamm.

The Chamber Wings (Carrie Backman, director) will perform selections from Crooner’s Serenade; Josef Rheinberger’s Evening Song (Abendlied, in the YouTube video at the bottom); and an arrangement of John Williams’ movie score for Star Wars.