UCR Chamber Orchestra with UCR Chamber Singers

By Ferda Mehmet, student intern of CHASS College Computing

Chamber OrchestraSaturday May 17th, the UCR Chamber Orchestra and the UCR Chamber Singers presented its annual concert in the Arts Building Performance Lab at 8pm. Prior to the performance, the orchestra worked intensely, rehearsing three hours a week for six weeks. The Chamber Orchestra consisting of students enrolled in Music 172, while the Chamber Singers is comprised of students enrolled in Music 163.

The event began with Ralph Vaughan Williams' Rhosymedre and was followed by Simon Mayr's Piano Concerto No. 1, a rarely-performed concerto from the period of Mozart and Beethoven. The concerto was performed by guest artist Dr. Henry P. Sheng. The third piece featured the renowned flute virtuoso Raimond Malolli, who joined the orchestra in the famous Poem for Flute and Orchestra by American composer Charles Tomlinson Griffes. The next piece was the lyrical Serenade for String Orchestra by Czech composer Josef Suk, an ambitious undertaking for the accomplished string players of the Chamber Orchestra. The program ended with Felix Mendelssohn's musical prayer for peace entitled Verleih uns Frieden ("Grant us peace"), performed by both the Chamber Orchestra and UCR Chamber Singers.

Ruth Charloff, conductor of the Chamber Orchestra and the Chamber Singers said, "This year's concert was unique because the Chamber Singers have never before sung with the Chamber Orchestra." The music had a nice variety of styles which involved a several different combinations of instruments and students. The audience consisting of students, faculty, family and friends of participants, and interested members of the community who regularly attend events of the UCR Orchestra and UCR Chamber Singers.

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