UC Libraries will host an orchestra concert in the Albino Gorno Memorial Music (CCM) Library Reading Room on the 6th floor of Blegen Library at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4. The concert is part of the “Music in the Gorno Music Library” series.

Free and open to the public, the concert is in celebration of the impending publication of The Eighteenth Century Symphony, the first volume of The Symphonic Repertoire, a five-volume series being published by Indiana University Press. It includes over 100 composers and covers musical style, performance practice, aesthetics, and institutions. The book is edited by CCM musicology professor Mary Sue Morrow and is scheduled to be issued in May 2012.

The April 4 concert will recreate the opening half of a typical late Viennese 18th-century concert and will feature performances of a little-known Boccherini symphony, a symphony by the Viennese court composer Wenzel Birck, and two numbers from Florian Gassmann’s “L’opera seria,” an opera buffa spoof of Italian serious opera.

The orchestra will be drawn from members of the CCM Philharmonia Orchestra, led by professor Mark Gibson. The vocal soloists are Fotina Naumenko and Allan Palacios Chan, both CCM graduate students. Mary Sue Morrow will give brief remarks on the music.

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