From May 2-11, the Petrie School of Music at Converse College will offer a series of musical events during May Festival. Admission for each event is $5 for adults, $2 for students.
Fri., May 2; 8 p.m.
The Converse Wind Ensemble in Twichell Auditorium
Under the direction of Paul Davis, the Wind Ensemble will celebrate the music of American composers. Featured works will include “Overture to Candide” and “Slava!” by Bernstein, “Amazing Grace” by William Himes; and “Divertimento for Wind Band” by Persichetti. The performance will also include the premiere of “Somnambulata…a sleepwalk for band” by Dr. Scott Robbins, Chair of Music History, Theory, and Composition at Converse.
Sun., May 4; 4 p.m.
The Palmetto Youth Orchestra Spring Concert in Twichell Auditorium
Conductors Paul Davis, Henry Hampton, and Greg Barnes will join with the Palmetto Youth Sinfonia.
Mon. May 5; 8 p.m.
Converse Chorale in Concert; Twichell Auditorium
Under the direction of Dr. Susan Lyle, the Chorale will give this send-off performance as they prepare for The Great Cathedrals Tour 2003 in Europe.
Tues., May 8; 8 p.m.
Converse Symphony Orchestra; Twichell Auditorium
With Paul Davis serving as conductor, the Converse Symphony Orchestra will present “From the Old World to the New World.” Featured compositions include “Italina in Algiers” by Rossini and “Symphony in E Minor” by Dvorak.
Sat. May 10; 8 p.m.
Converse Opera Theatre presents Opera Scenes; Daniel Recital Hall
With Dr. Ronald Boudreaux serving as director, the Opera Theatre will present scenes from “Die Fledermaus,” “Fidelio,” “Orpheus and Euridice,” “Carmen,” “The Marriage of Figaro,” “La Boheme,” and “Chicago.”
Sun. May 11; 4 p.m.
The Spartanburg Festival Chorus and Orchestra; Daniel Recital Hall
With conductor Keith Jones, the group will present Arthur Honegger’s oratorio “King David.”
For more information, call the Petrie School of Music at (864) 596-9021.