Those who love classical music won’t want to miss the Cameron University Civic Symphony, an ensemble comprised of community members and CU students. The ensemble will present a concert of classic music in the McCutcheon Recital Hall on Tuesday, February 28, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
The Civic Symphony is conducted by Angela Ruiz, who selected a repertoire that allows the performers to challenge themselves as a small chamber ensemble. The group will perform “Divertimento” by Mozart, “Adagio and Allegro” by Corelli, “String Quartet in D” by Schubert, a series of Bach chorales, and Dvorak’s lively “Hungarian Dances.”
“I selected these compositions because they are time tested classics that will stretch chamber ensemble playing,” Ruiz says. “This concert will encapsulate the chamber music style in that I will conduct the ensemble from the second violin section. The classical era pieces by Mozart and Corelli feature a call and response of melodies throughout the ensemble. The Bach chorale plus the Romantic Era pieces by Schubert and Dvorak feature harmonies that weave tension and resolution that are characteristic of these styles.”
Performing with the CU Civic Symphony are students Verina Ware, Rush Springs, and Ava Hess, Russell Simington and Maliyah Woosypitti, all of Lawton. Joining them are community members Susan Diekman, Charlee Juarez, and Saya Cox.