The Select Strings Ensemble and the Chamber Strings Ensemble, under the instruction of Professor Christina Dolanc, will be performing Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3:15 p.m. in the Ford Memorial Chapel. The performance is free and open to the public.
Each ensemble is made up of Allegheny students. Select Strings features students playing violin, cello, and piano, and Chamber Strings features three violins, a viola, and a cello. The ensembles will perform separate pieces before coming together for a finale which will also include Dolanc playing violin, her husband on cello, and a student playing bass.
The theme of the recital is Centuries: Strings Across the Music Eras, and will feature a work from each of the major musical eras beginning with the early Renaissance through the 20th Century, and finishing with a contemporary jazz/pop composition. Notable pieces include “Christe, Que Lux es et Dies” by Robert Whyte, a movement of Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67, and End Theme by Zero 7.