Orchestra to perform

In a program of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, Schubert’s Third Symphony and a selection from Aaron Copland’s “Eight Songs of Emily Dickinson,” the Bates College Orchestra, under the direction of William Matthews, will perform Saturday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Written when the composer was only 18, Schubert’s work “represents a different way of writing a symphony from Beethoven’s ‘Fifth‘,” said Matthews, the college’s Alice Swanson Esty Professor of Music. “Beethoven’s work is huge, virile and motive-driven, while Schubert’s is a tuneful, gentle approach.”

Soprano Elaine Chow, a Bates senior from Oklahoma City, Okla., will join the orchestra for a solo performance of Copland’s song cycles, a union of the composer’s music and some of the poet’s greatest verses.

For additional information, call the Olin Arts Center at 207-786-6135.

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