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Milligan Orchestra presents fall concert: “Viva Italia!”

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Oct. 30, 2015) – The Milligan College Orchestra will highlight music of the Italian Baroque masters and a vast array of Italian-themed offerings in “Viva Italia!” on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 in the Mary B. Martin Auditorium located in the college’s Seeger Chapel.

“Programming an Italian-themed concert offers a wealth of great music to choose from, including Baroque masters such as Vivaldi and Torelli, Romantic masterpieces by Mascagni and more light-hearted pieces such as ‘Funiculi, Funicula,’” said Dr. Kellie Brown, orchestra director and chair of Milligan’s Area of Music. “This concert has all of this and more.”

Presenting the fun-loving duet “Buffo Di Due Gatti” (“Humorous Duet for Two Cats”) by Rossini, music majors Laura Mixon, senior, and Riley Prickett, junior, are featured guest soloists with the orchestra.

The second half of the concert features a large group of exceptional young violin students from the Academy of Strings directed by Timothy and Kimberly Barrett and the Violin Studio of Laura Harrington performing music by Vivaldi.

“All of the students are thrilled to have this unique opportunity to play with the Milligan Orchestra,” said Barrett. “They have had a great time practicing and preparing for this performance!”

Other pieces on the program include iconic film masterpieces such as Rota’s theme from “The Godfather” and Morrione’s theme from “Cinema Paradiso.”

This event is open and free to the public.


MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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