The Presbyterian College chamber orchestra under the direction of Dr. Richard Thomas will present its spring concert on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Edmunds hall on the Presbyterian College campus. The program will feature guest artist Dr. Lynne Mackey from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va. Performing the Bach “Concerto in D Minor for Harpsichord and Orchestra.”
Mackey has performed through North and South America, Europe and Africa. She studied at the University of Michigan, the Eastman School of music and has a doctorate in harpsichord from the Julliard School of Music. Mackey was Associate Professor at Eastern Mennonite University and Bluefield College, and also taught at the University of Mary Washington, the University of Virginia. She spent 2014 in Paris as the recipient of an artist residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts. In addition to solo piano performances and work on a piano project involving music of Olivier Messiaen, she studied and played 17th & 18th century harpsichords in the Musée de la musique, the Musée des Beaux Arts, and in private collections.
The PC chamber orchestra concert will also showcase graduating senior student soloists Hannah Garber and Matthew Treaster, violins and Gabriela Lewis, cello in the G. F. Handel “Concerto Grosso in G Major Op. 6, No. 1” The orchestra will also perform “Waltz No. 2” by Dmitry Shostakovich, and the “St. Paul Suite” by Gustav Holst.
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