Mercer University Orchestra to perform winter concert


Image: Peter Garcia

Students also practice their music individually.

Elizabeth Tammi, Staff Writer

Under the direction of Maestro Ward Stare, the Mercer University Orchestra will perform a concert in Fickling Hall on Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Students rehearsed individually for weeks, and after undergoing sectional and full rehearsals, they will perform Benjamin Britten’s Simple Symphony, Levi Fasoldt’s Three Sketches of Unblemished Earth, and Ottorino Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3.

“Their concerts are always full of energy and excitement,” Amy Moretti, director of Mercer’s Robert McDuffie Center for Strings, wrote in an email. “It’s inspiring to watch these young musicians live in concert.”

Several instrumental sections will be represented at the show in Fickling Hall, inside the lobby of the McCorkle Music Building.

The concert is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

The orchestra practicing for their upcoming concert.
Peter Garcia
The orchestra practicing for their upcoming concert.