The Milligan Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Kellie Brown, will take you on a musical journey through the excitingly diverse string repertoire. The energetic and driving rhythms of Bela Bartok, one of the 20th century’s most important composers, will thrill you through his Rumanian Folk Dances and Allegro Barbaro. The evening will also include featured guest artists from the Academy of Strings as they celebrate their school’s 30th anniversary. These violin students of Timothy and Kimberly Barrett will join the Milligan Orchestra in performing iconic works for strings by Bach and Vivaldi plus some foot-stomping bluegrass tunes.
The Milligan Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Kellie Brown, will present a spring concert highlighting centuries of musical excellence from the English repertoire. Selections will include the King Arthur Suite by Henry Purcell, Rhosymedre by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Nimrod by Sir Edward Elgar, Shepherd’s Hey by Percy Grainger, Gilbert & Sullivan’s Overture to Mikado, and the Downton Abbey Theme by John Lunn. The Milligan Concert Choir will also join the orchestra in performing some of the great English anthems such as O God Beyond All Praising by Gustav Holst and several by John Rutter including This Is the Day and The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation.