Performance Features World Premiere Harp Concerto from Award-Winning Composer Michel Legrand and Harpist Catherine Michel
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA – The Lincoln University welcomes the final of two free Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia performances at its International Cultural Center, Tuesday, February 11 at 7 p.m.
The concert, which features conductor Dirk Brossé and Harpist Catherine Michel, includes Rameau’s Suite For Strings, a world premiere Harp Concerto from award-winning composer Michel Legrand and Hadyn’s Symphony No. 104 in D major (“London”).
“These concerts share the beauty, artistry and history of classical music,” said Dr. Robert R. Jennings, president of the university. “Our collaboration with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia supports The Lincoln University’s aim to serve as an academic and cultural hub not only for students, but for the surrounding community and region.”
In November, the Chamber concert featured Maestro James Judd at the podium and world-renowned classical guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villega. Set between Elgar’s popular Serenade and the melodic Swiss Symphony by Mendelssohn, Heitor Villa-Lobos’ captivating concerto brought a delightful Euro-Latin flavor to the program.
While the concert is free and open-to-the-public, reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. Please note that all reserved seats will be relinquished 15 minutes prior to performance. For group seating, contact: Ursula Graves (484) 365-7434; For information on The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, please visit: www.chamberorchestra.org
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Founded in 1854, The Lincoln University (PA) is the FIRST of four Lincoln Universities in the world and is the nation’s FIRST degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU). The University combines the elements of a liberal arts and science-based undergraduate curriculum along with select graduate programs to meet the needs of those living in a highly-technological and global society. Today, Lincoln, which enrolls a diverse student body of approximately 2,000 men and women, possesses an international reputation for preparing and producing world class leaders such as Thurgood Marshall, the FIRST African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Lillian Fishburne, the FIRST African American woman promoted to Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, Langston Hughes, the noted poet, Kwame Nkrumah, the FIRST President of Ghana, Nnamdi Azikiwe, the FIRST President of Nigeria and a myriad of others.
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