April, Friday - 7:30pm
The Old Dominion University Concert Choir is an auditioned group of 65 singers primarily composed of music majors and minors. This group has a large repertoire of various styles music from classical to popular. They have also established a reputation for premiering the works of living composers, performing the new works of local and international composers. The University Concert Choir is well known throughout the region. They have recently performed in Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, performing the Mozart Vesperae Solennes de confessore, KV 339, under the baton of Nancy Klein. Among other places, the choir has performed at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Carnegie Hall in New York; St. Giles Cathedral and St. Columba Abbey in Scotland; and numerous concerts with the Continental Army Band. The University Concert Choir joined Shenandoah University and the Japanese Air Self Defense Wind Ensemble to record the album “Writings on the Wall” in Tokyo, Japan. They have been featured at the State Music conference (VMEA), and the College Music Society National Conference as well as numerous other concert venues. Dr. Nancy Klein has directed this ensemble since 1986.
The Old Dominion University Dance Program offers majors with an emphasis in dance or in dance education, which certifies graduates to teach dance K-12 in the Virginia Public School system. They also offer a minor in dance. Their diverse and balanced curriculum includes the study of dance technique, including modern, ballet, jazz and more; dance theory and history, including anatomy and kinesiology, rhythmic analysis, Twentieth Century dance history, and pedagogy; and performance and composition. They strive to create well-rounded dance artists, with a solid grounding in both theory and practice. They have outstanding facilities, including three beautiful studios, a Pilates studio, and a new, state-of-the-art studio/theater, and provide many formal and informal performance opportunities each year. For more information about the dance program, please contact Dance Program Director Amanda Kinzer at email@example.com with any questions.
The Old Dominion University Symphony Orchestra has been performing masterworks from the standard classical and contemporary repertoire since 1977. Led by music director Paul S. Kim, the orchestra has recently captivated audiences with symphonic works from Beethoven and Dvorak to Howard Hanson and Christopher Theofanidis. This performance will feature both time-honored classical favorites as well as musical highlights from Broadway.