The Carleton College Orchestra will present a public performance on Friday, Nov. 9 at 8 pm. in the Concert Hall. Titled “New Worlds,” the program will be conducted by visiting music professor Timothy Semanik. This event is free and open to the public.
Highlights of the performance will include 20th-century American composer Aaron Copland’s “Tender Land Suite” (based on Copland’s 1954 opera “The Tender Land”) and Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E Minor.
Semanik received the B.M. in Music Performance and the B.A. in Music Education form California State University, Fullerton, and the M.M. and D.M.A. in orchestral conducting from the University of Michigan and Northwestern University, respectively. He currently serves as music director for the Salt Creek Chamber Orchestra and was previously music director for the University of Chicago Chamber Orchestra and the Northern Illinois University Philharmonic.
Guest conducting appearances include the Chicago Youth Symphony, the Windsor Symphony, the Elmhurst Symphony, and the Pacific Symphony Institute and Youth Orchestra.
Semanik’s operatic credits include productions with Festival Opera, Winter Opera St. Louis, Light Opera Works, Great Lakes Lyric Opera, Ann Arbor Opera, Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, Savoyaires, Comic Opera Guild, Ann Arbor Civic Theater, Opera in the Ozarks, Northwestern University, the University of Michigan, and California State University, Fullerton.
For more information about this event, including disability accommodations, contact the Carleton College Department of Music at (507) 222-4347. The Concert Hall is located on Winona Street South in Northfield.