LETOURNEAU UNIVERSITY SPRING MASTERWORKS CONCERT
(Longview)— LeTourneau University’s 2023 Spring Masterworks Concert, featuring music of Mozart, Ravel, and Fauré, will be held in the beautiful and resonant space of Trinity Episcopal Church, Longview on Monday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Jim Taylor, Director of Fine Arts at LeTourneau, will direct the LeTourneau Singers and the Longview Civic Chorus and orchestra. Admission is free of charge and open to the public.
Mozart’s Missa brevis in F Major, K. 275, composed by the young genius at age 21, and two Impressionist children’s pieces originally written for piano and later orchestrated—selections from Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite and Fauré’s Dolly Suite—will be presented.
Two new works by living composers are also on the program. Dreamweaver, a cantata for piano and strings by Ola Gielo, is based on parts of the well-known Norwegian medieval folk poem Draumkvedet, an epic ballad that has much in common with Dante’s The Divine Comedy. Cambridge Songs Suite No. 1 is Dr. Taylor’s composition on poems from an 11th century manuscript housed at the Cambridge University Library. This summer he will lead a group of LeTourneau students and adults from across the country in a performance of this piece at Carnegie Hall on June 18 with mass choir and orchestra.
For more information on the concert, please contact Dr. Taylor at email@example.com or (903) 233-3379.
LeTourneau University is the Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community. LETU offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs across a range of disciplines at LETU’s residential campus in Longview, Texas as well as fully online programs. For additional information, visit www.letu.edu.