New work by Doug Harbin performed throughout the midwest by Concordia Orchestra, Oct. 29-Nov. 5

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The Concordia Orchestra from Concordia College completed its regional tour with a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, in Memorial Auditorium at its home base at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. This concert was part of the orchestra’s 2017 regional tour which also includeed stops thorughout Minnesota, North Dakota, and Iowa.

The 2017 Concordia Orchestra, conducted by director of orchestral activities, Kevin F.E. Sütterlin, will perform “Die Fledermaus Overture” by Johann Strauss II, Franck’s “Symphony in D minor” and a newly commissioned work by Concordia professor and composer Douglas Harbin titled “and the heavens turned black.”  The faculty soloist is Dr. Gregory Hamilton, associate professor of cello and double bass, performing Bloch’s “Schelomo: Rhapsodie hébraïque for Violoncello and Orchestra.”
 
One of the college’s most distinctive performing groups, The Concordia Orchestra is an outstanding 66-member symphony orchestra that has earned national and international acclaim.