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Performing on the UUFCC Music Series in collaboration with the Penn State School of Music, the Penn State Chamber Orchestra performs its first concert of the fall semester. The ensemble's program features guest artist mezzo-soprano Timothi Williams ('16 M.M.) in a performance of "Folk Songs" by 20th-century Italian composer Luciano Berio, as well as compositions by Igor Stravinsky and Richard Wagner.
The Chamber Orchestra is conducted by Gerardo Edelstein.
Concerto in E-flat ("Dumbarton Oaks") ♦ Igor Stravinsky
- Tempo giusto
- Con moto
I Crisantemi ♦ Giacomo Puccini
Folk Songs ♦ Luciano Berio (with Timothi Williams, mezzo-soprano)
- Black is the Colour (USA)
- I Wonder as I Wander (USA)
- Loosin yelav (Armenia)
- Rossignolet du bois (France)
- A la femminisca (Sicily)
- La donna ideale (Italy)
- Ballo (Italy)
- Motettu de Tristura (Sardinia)
- Malorous qu'o un fenno (Auvergne [France])
- Lo fiolaire (Auvergne [France])
- Azerbaijan Love Song (Aserbaijan)
Sigfried Idyll, WWV 103 ♦ Richard Wagner
Timothi Williams, mezzo-soprano, is a recent graduate of Penn State’s vocal performance and pedagogy program. She received her bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from West Liberty University in 2014.
She has had the pleasure of performing several operatic roles on stage, such as Jo in Mark Adamo’s Little Women, Rosina in Rossini’s Barber of Seville, and most recently Bradamante in Handel’s Alcina. Timothi has also been invited to sing with many chamber and orchestral ensembles in State College and also throughout the Pittsburgh area. Aside from her performance endeavors, Timothi also has a passion for education and enjoys sharing the gift of voice with others through her private voice studio.
An ensemble of varying size as dictated by the repertoire, the Chamber Orchestra performs works from the eighteenth through twenty-first centuries. The Chamber Orchestra has made three European Tours. Repertoire from recent years has included works by Mozart, Copland, Haydn, Stravinsky, Schubert, Wagner, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Debussy and Beethoven. Enrollment, open to all University Park students, is by audition at the beginning of each semester.