Hendrix Presents ‘Exploring Haydn’

CONWAY, Ark. (October 24, 2012) – The Hendrix College Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Karen Griebling, presents "Exploring Haydn", a four-concert series featuring the music from early in the career of Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) with commentary based on Dr. Griebling's research.

The series includes two chamber music concerts on Sunday nights November 4 and 18, and two orchestra concerts on Monday nights November 5 and 19.

  • "The Music of Haydn and Friends by Faculty and Friends" Sunday, Nov. 4
  • "Introducing a Musical Mystery" Monday, Nov. 5
  • "The Sun Quartets of Haydn" Sunday Nov. 18
  • "A Musical Mystery Solution" Monday, Nov. 19

All concerts, which are free and open to the public, begin at 7:30 p.m. in Reves Recital Hall on the Hendrix campus. For more information, contact Dr. Griebling at 501-450-1249 or griebling@hendrix.edu.

The first chamber concert will be Hendrix College faculty musicians ( Norman Boehm pianist, Daniel Cline, cellist, and Karen Griebling, violist) with guest artists Julian Pranata, violin and viola da gamb,a and Elizabeth Reed Smith, violinist, in a program featuring Haydn's Quartet Opus 76 No 2 "The Quinten" and Maryton Trio No. 87, Mozart's Quartet K. 421 and Sinfonie Concertante. Dr. Smith also joins the orchestra as soloist in Haydn's violin concerto in C on Monday evening, which will also include symphonies Nos. 26, 34, and 39.

The second pair of concerts will include Hendrix College student string quartets on Sunday evening. Joo Oh, Shin-Ae Lee, Hayley Lopez, and Rosie Mandel perform Haydn's "Sun Quartet" Opus 20, Nos. 3 in G minor, and Kenna Tuggle, Charley Ford, Kristen O'Connell, and Gary DeClerk perform Opus 20 No. 5 in F minor.

The second concert by the Hendrix College Chamber Orchestra will include Haydn's symphonies Nos. 44, 45, 49 and 52 and guest artist, Arlene Biebesheimer, soprano.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country’s best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Feel about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.