“Baroque, The Beatles, and Bernstein” – Milligan Orchestra Concert

November 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Seeger Chapel

The Milligan College Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Kellie Brown, will present a fall concert featuring an eclectic array of string works from the Italian Baroque master Vivaldi to the classics of the British Invasion. Milligan guitar professor James West will perform Vivaldi’s Guitar Concerto in C Major, and the orchestra will showcase the timeless tunes of The Beatles, including “Yesterday” and “Eleanor Rigby.” The highlight of the evening will be a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the iconic American composer Leonard Bernstein, which will coincide with concerts that have been dedicated to him throughout the world in 2018. The orchestra will perform excerpts from his concert works, such as “Simple Song,” “Cakewalk,” and “Danzon.” Bernstein’s beloved music from West Side Story will bring excitement through the vivacious rhythms and tunes of “Mamba,” “America,” and “Tonight.” Milligan vocal professors Dr. Carrie Klofach and Dr. Noah DeLong will join the orchestra to sing two of Bernstein’s most beautiful songs: “One Hand, One Heart” from West Side Story and “Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide.