The Dordt University Chamber Orchestra will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 10, in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. This concert is part of a winter tour with performances scheduled in Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Iowa.
Directed by Susan De Jong, the Chamber Orchestra will perform a wide variety of repertoire from the Baroque era to the 21st century. Featuring four student soloists and guest directed by Dr. Onsby Rose, program highlights include the music of J.S. Bach for flute and strings, several beloved hymn tunes, the sublime writing of Saint-Saens for cello and harp, and the contemporary writing of James Stephenson that utilizes extended string techniques. The concert is free, with a freewill offering received to help defray tour expenses.
Dordt University has approximately 300 U.S. and international students who participate in the music program, with opportunities to perform in four choral groups, two orchestras, and three bands. Music scholarships are available to qualified students.