"Fascinating Rhythms" Coming to Cedarville

by Public Relations

On March 19 at 7 p.m. Peter Stafford Wilson, conductor of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, will lead the combined voices of the Cedarville University Concert Chorale, Men’s Glee Club, Women’s Choir, Jubilate, Symphonic Band and Orchestra to perform a spring Masterworks concert entitled “Fascinating Rhythms.” The concert will celebrate the timeless music of George Gershwin.

As one of America’s most beloved composers, Gershwin created genre spanning music with universally familiar melodies. He produced distinctive American tones, from the urban cacophony of a bustling New York City to the Afro-Cuban rhythms of then-popular Cuban vacation spots.

Under Wilson’s direction, the Masterworks Orchestra will perform among others, “Cuban Overture” and “Lullaby.” The evening will also include vocal soloists Beth Cram Porter and Mark Spencer in a “Porgy and Bess” medley. Cedarville music faculty members Janelle Criner, Chuck Clevenger and Jun Kim will also join the orchestra for “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” “Rhapsody in Blue” and “Embraceable You.”  

Gershwin’s popular tunes will offer a wonderful evening of classic entertainment to all who attend.

For directions and ticket information, call 937-766-4491.

Located in Cedarville, Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist university of arts, sciences, professional and graduate programs. Featuring a worldwide Christian ministries program, the University offers more than 100 areas of study to 3,000 students. Visit the University Web site at www.cedarville.edu.