Alfred University Symphony Orchestra featuring violinist Curtis StewartAlfred University Orchestra Concert
The Alfred University Department of Music present a Symphonic Orchestra concert with Grammy nominated artist Curtis Stewart.
Stewart will perform "Knight Music" a fantastic arrangement of Joseph Bologne's Violin Concerto No. 9 in G major, Op. 8.
Bologne is often referred to as the Mozart Noir, was a swashbuckling violinist of Guadelupe, born to both slave and nobleman, who was known for his masterful swordsmanship, virtuosity, and charm. This concerto indulges in a bit of historic fiction - reimagining what the Chevalier's music might have been like had he not been sent east to France, but north to America - embracing what would become the African American contribution to musical culture - Blues, Spiritual, and Caribbean music - all framed within the original sparkling Classicism.
In addition to the concerto, the orchestra will perform the Saint Saens Bacchanal and the first movement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21.
This concert is free and open to the public. Step out to experience Live Music!