CONWAY, Ark. (September 26,
2017) – The 2017 Hendrix College Fall Family Weekend Concert will take place
Saturday, October 7 at 10 a.m. in Staples Auditorium. The program features
performances by the Hendrix College Choir, Dr. Andrew Morgan, conductor; the
Hendrix College Wind Ensemble, Dr. Gretchen Renshaw-James, conductor; and the
Hendrix College Chamber Orchestra, Dr. Karen Griebling, conductor.
The Choir will perform works
by twentieth- and twenty-first-century composers: “Salmo 150” by Ernani Aguiar;
“The Day is Done” by Stephen Paulus; “Joy” by Jocelyn Hagen; “Goodbye, Then” by
Timothy Takach; and an arrangement of “Ain’a That Good News” by William Dawson.
Chamber Orchestra selections
include “Rainbow Man,” a recent composition for strings and harp by conductor
Griebling; and “Concerto for Mandolin and Strings” by Antonio Vivaldi, featuring
mathematics and computer science professor Dr. Gabriel Ferrer on mandolin.
The Wind Ensemble will play a
John P. Paynter arrangement of “Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo” by Malcolm Arnold;
a Jay Bocook arrangement of “Nessun Dorma from Turandot” by Giacomo Puccini; and “Amparito Roca” by Jaime Texidor,
arranged by Aubrey Winter.
Following the concert,
attendees and performers are invited to a reception in the gallery of
Trieschmann Fine Arts Building, hosted by the Music Department faculty.
A private liberal arts
college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as
one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That
Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and
rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous
college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been
affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.