The UIC Orchestra has an exciting semester planned and is looking for cellists and all string players to join the ensemble. The orchestra will perform three concerts:
Concert No. 1 will be a collaboration with the UIC Choirs.
Concert No. 2. Greetings from Vienna will feature music by Mozart, Haydn, Brahms and Franz Schreker. Schreker's work is not well-known due to the fact that he was persecuted by the Nazi regime in Austria. His Intermezzo for strings is a true masterpiece and we are pleased to include it on this concert.
Concert No. 3 Thick mists hid...A few shattered pines will be a collaboration with the UIC Bands and will feature Finlandia by Jean Sibelius to celebrate his 150th Birthday.
The UIC Orchestra is open to all UIC students who have playing experience. We have a large need for cellists this semester, but all string players are invited to join the ensemble. This is a 1 credit hour course (MUS 157: String Ensemble; CRN: 26926). Grading is done strictly on attendance. There is no audition necessary for the Spring Semester. The UIC Orchestra will hold open rehearsals for Honors College students Monday January 26th, and Wednesday January 28th. Those interested in the orchestra are welcome to bring their instruments and sit in during rehearsal on those dates. Please email Professor Javier Mendoza, String Orchestra Conductor, with any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org