Gustavus Symphony in Concert Sunday

Posted on November 10th, 2010 by

The 2010-11 Gustavus Symphony Orchestra

The Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Music is pleased to present the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra and its new Conductor Ruth Lin in a concert of All-American music at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov 14 in Christ Chapel. This concert of works by American composers George Whitefield Chadwick, Aaron Copland, and Alan Hovhaness is free and open to the public.

For Sunday’s performance, Lin has chosen three works for the Gustavus Symphony. The concert opens with George Chadwick’s four-movement Symphonic Sketches followed by the “Orchestral Suite” from Aaron Copland’s opera, The Tender Land. The concert concludes with Symphony No. 2, Op. 132, “Mysterious Mountain,” by Alan Hovhaness.

Lin is in her first year as director of the string program at Gustavus. She received her doctorate of music in orchestral conducting in 2009 from Northwestern University School of Music in Evanston, Ill. She earned a bachelor of music degree from Northwestern University in music education and music technology in 2002 and a master’s degree in orchestral conducting in 2005.

Lin served as director of orchestra studies and conducting at Iowa State University from 2007-09.  She possesses an extensive and impressive list of conducting experience, including the Iowa State University Orchestra, guest conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra, and conductor/founder of the Good Samaritan Symphony Orchestra.


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