Mendelssohn’s preview of A Christmas Symphony Nov. 30
From press release
Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center (MPAC) has announced that the next Music on Main performance will be at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30, with a preview of composer Donald Fraser’s A Christmas Symphony. The preview will be at the historic Emerson House.
In this preview, Fraser will explain the genesis and history of his symphony, with live musical excerpts on the piano and various recorded excerpts of the piece.
This preview is the kickoff event for MPAC’s 125th Anniversary Holiday Gala Friday, Dec. 4. To commemorate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Mendelssohn Club, Fraser will compose a new prelude and fugue for the symphony, based on the carol “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” by Felix Mendelssohn.
The Holiday Gala concert will feature the Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra; soprano Jonita Lattimore; the Mendelssohn Chorale; Kantorei, the Singing Boys of Rockford; and the Rock Valley Children’s Choir.
The Music on Main concert series consists of brief, intimate musical performances in a casual atmosphere. Complimentary wine and cheese will be served. Admission is free. In lieu of admission, concertgoers are asked to bring a cash donation or non-perishable food item to support the Rock River Valley Pantry. All cash donations will be shared between the Rock River Valley Pantry and the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center.
For more information, call (815) 964-9713 or e-mail email@example.com.
From the November 25-December 1, 2009 issue
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