The University of North Georgia Orchestra will present its fall 2014 concert on Friday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. at the Dahlonega Baptist Church. The 17-member orchestra, comprising students, faculty, and guests, will perform two compositions for the community.
The concert will include Felix Mendelssohn's Sinfonia No. 9 in C, along with the Schubert Mass No. 2 in G Major, featuring a guest appearance by the Dawson Community Chorale.
"Both composers were teenagers when they wrote these symphonies. That is very rare," said Dr. Joe Chapman, professor of music and conductor of the orchestra.
Schubert was only 18 when he wrote the mass. Mendelssohn's Sinfonia No. 9 was written when he was 14.
"We are in the process with our orchestra in building our music program. We want to improve our quality of performance and even though the music we are performing was written by very young people, it is very advanced music," Chapman said.
Admission for the event is free. The Dahlonega Baptist Church is located at 234 Hawkins St. Dahlonega, Georgia. For more information, contact the UNG music department at 706-864-1423 or visit the website at www.ung.edu/music.
UNG's Department of Music has several upcoming free concerts:
- A collaborative concert Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Gainesville First Baptist Church will feature UNG Singers, Le Belle Voci and the UNG Chorale.
- The university's jazz band will be performing Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. in the Shott Auditorium of UNG's Dahlonega Campus, and the symphonic band will be performing Nov. 20 at 7:30 in the Ed Cabell Theatre on UNG's Gainesville Campus.
- The UNG Chorale and Men's Ensemble will hold the Annual Holiday Concert on Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ed Cabell Theatre on UNG's Gainesville Campus, and on Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Briarwood Baptist Church in Watkinsville.