The Louisiana Sinfonietta will perform its fourth concert of the 2014-15 season at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22, in the LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Dalrymple Drive, Baton Rouge.
Making her first appearance with the orchestra will be Sandra Moon, a recent addition to the LSU School of Music’s voice faculty, who will perform the aria “D’amour l’ardente flamme” from Hector Berlioz’s “The Damnation of Faust.” She also will sing “Midnight Song,” composed by the Sinfonietta’s maestro, Dinos Constantinides.
Moon has performed major operatic roles around the world, including at the Metropolitan Opera, and also has performed extensively as a soloist in the choral repertoire.
Also on the program will be Sinfonietta concertgoer favorite Michael Gurt, playing one of Mozart’s last works, “Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major.” Gurt has performed as soloist with orchestras in the United States and abroad, recently appearing at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Queensland.
The concert also will feature a piece by Constantinides for two cellos and orchestra, with soloists Isaac Casals and Paul Christopher. Christopher is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and holds a professorship at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. Casals is a noted young Panamanian musician who has been honored for his valuable contributions to the development of the classical music culture in his native country and is working on his doctorate at LSU.
Rounding out the eclectic concert will be Henry Purcell’s “Chacony” for string orchestra and two short works, both world premieres, by Chinese composer Xing Li and Lafayette resident Wyatt Newman, who are both composition students at LSU.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the door or by visiting louisianasinfonietta.org using PayPal.
For information, call (225) 578-4010 or (225) 766-3487.