Chamber Orchestra with saxophonist David Stambler to perform Nov. 18

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Chamber Orchestra, including faculty saxophonist David Stambler, will present its final performance of the fall semester at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in Esber Recital Hall. The performance also features two sets of dances: one a set of folk dances by Hungarian composer Béla Bartók and the other conceived for the ballet by Igor Stravinsky. The chamber orchestra is conducted by Gerardo Edelstein.

Stambler will play "Tableaux de Provence" by female French composer Paule Maurice. This 20th century work describes the culture and scenery of Provence in southeast France, where the composer and her husband vacationed.

Tickets are $4.99 for the general public and $2 for students. Tickets are available at the door approximately 30 minutes prior. This concert is also available through live streaming video at the Penn State School of Music.

Program

Overture to "L'Italiana in Algeri" by Gioacchino Rossini

"Tableaux de Provence" by Paule Maurice (with David Stambler, alto saxophone)
     - Farandole des jeunes filles (Farandole of young women)
     - Chanson pour ma mie (Song for my love/mother)
     - La bohémienne (The Gypsy)
     - Des alyscamps l'âme soupire (A sigh of the soul for the Alyscamps)
     - Le cabridan (The Bumblebee)

"Rumanian Dances" by Béla Bartók
      - Bot tánc / Jocul cu bâtă (Stick Dance)
      - Brâul (Sash Dance)
     - Topogó / Pe loc (In One Spot)
     -  Bucsumí tánc / Buciumeana (Dance from Bucsum)
      - Román polka / Poarga Românească (Romanian Polka)
     - Aprózó / Mărunțel (Fast Dance)

"Danses concertantes" by Igor Stravinsky
     - Marche; introduction
     - Pas d'action
     - Theme varié
     - Pas de deux; risoluto
     - Marche; conclusion

Last Updated November 07, 2013