(MUSI 334), 1 credit
The Campanile Orchestra is a symphony orchestra made up of talented non-music majors and members of the greater Rice community who wish to continue their orchestral activities. The group plays works from the standard literature and meets on Saturday from 10:00 am-1:00 pm. The orchestra performs three concerts per academic year. Email email@example.com for more information.
Award-winning conductor and multi-instrumentalist Joshua Hong is in high demand as a chamber and orchestral violinist, collaborative pianist, educator, and guest conductor throughout the Baltimore and Washington D.C. region. Joshua currently serves as Music Director of the innovative Occasional Symphony and formerly served as Assistant Conductor of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. Joshua recently obtained a Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied under the tutelage of Gustav Meier and Markand Thakar. He also holds a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from the Juilliard School. Joshua was a founding member of the Atlas String Quartet, winners of Peabody’s Yale Gordon Chamber Fellowship and semi-finalists in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
Conductor Ben Manis is a graduate student of Larry Rachleff at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where he regularly conducts the Shepherd School Orchestras. Ben spent the summer of 2017 at the Aspen Music Festival and School, where he won the Robert Spano Prize. Highlights of the 2016-17 year include the Dvorak Cello Concerto, Varèse’s Intégrales, and Dvorak’s New World Symphony. At the Colburn School, Ben led special performances of Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat. He has also attended the Pierre Monteux School and the International Conducting Workshop and Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Performances of the Campanile Orchestra will be in Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 6:00 PM and Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM. Both performances will be in Stude Concert Hall and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-serve (no tickets required).