Southeastern Symphony Orchestra to present concert Oct. 2
Thursday, September 27, 2018
by: Tonya Lowentritt
SOUTHEASTERN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM - The Southeastern Symphony Orchestra will present its first fall concert Oct. 2. Titled “The Clock Symphony,” the free concert is scheduled in Pottle Music Auditorium at 7.30 p.m. Violin Professor and Orchestra Director Victor Correa-Cruz will serve as conductor.
HAMMOND – The Southeastern Symphony Orchestra will present its first fall concert
in Pottle Music Auditorium Oct. 2. Titled “The Clock Symphony,” the free concert is
scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Violin Professor and Orchestra Director Victor Correa-Cruz
will serve as conductor.
Correa-Cruz said the symphony will perform one of the most popular works composed by Joseph Haydn, Symphony No. 101 in D major. Nicknamed “The Clock” because of the constant rhythmic display of its second movement, the piece has become one of the most performed works in the symphonic repertoire.
“Haydn had a big orchestra at his disposal during the years spent at the English capital, and that explains the large-scale structure and the monumental quality of some of the sections,” said Correa-Cruz. “Haydn combines lighter themes with deep and dramatic moments along this entire work.”
The orchestra will also present Beethoven’s “Egmont” overture, as well as the overture to “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” by Rossini, a cheerful tune that suits the operatic world perfectly, according to Correa-Cruz.
“After the slow introduction, one can hear the main theme with its scherzando (joking) character,” Correa-Cruz said. “The second section offers challenging solos for the woodwinds and first horn. The closing section is a brilliant coda with the orchestra showing its full potential. We will present the ‘German version,’ which adds three trombones to the original by Rossini.”
For more information about the concert, contact the Department of Music and Performing Arts at 985-549-2184.