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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212

April 08, 2019

College of the Ozarks Orchestra to perform concert Wednesday, April 17

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. —The College of the Ozarks Orchestra will perform in the Newman Recital Hall on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.


  • “Overture on Three Russian Themes, op. 28,” by Nicolai Rimsky Korsakov
  • “Night on Bald Mountain,” by Modest Mussorgsky, arr. Nicolai Rimsky Korsakov
  • “Pavane pour une infant défunte,” by Maurice Ravel
  • “Elegy for Orchestra,” by John Corigliano
  • “Quiet Music,” by Phil Taylor
  • “Slavonic March, op. 31,” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The orchestra is directed by Luke Carlson, assistant professor of music.

“The three pieces by Russian composers are big, bold, and energetic works,” Carlson said. “Tchaikovsky’s ‘Slavonic March’ and Mussorgsky’s ‘Night on Bald Mountain’ are familiar works, the latter made famous in Disney’s 1940 film ‘Fantasia.’ The other three works on the program are slower and more introspective. Ravel’s ‘Pavane’ was an evocation of a slow dance that a little princess might, in former times, have danced at the Spanish court. Corigliano’s ‘Elegy’ was written in memory of the great American composer, Samuel Barber. It is both nostalgic and poignant.”

Phil Taylor was commissioned to compose an original work for the C of O Orchestra. “Quiet Music” is the result of that commission. He earned his doctorate in composition from the University of Chicago and has been commissioned by or collaborated with numerous ensembles across the United States. He has been recognized by BMI with multiple awards, and his music has been featured at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Copland House Cultivate, the Aspen Music Festival, and Wellesley Composers Conference.

“We are always excited to share our music with an audience and encourage all ages to come hear this fantastic collection of works,” Carlson said.

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian, liberal arts college, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2019 and No. 1 Best Bang for the Buck by Washington Monthly. To achieve its vision, the College pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school that completes the K-college model.

The Keeter Center — the College’s award winning lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — was ranked a Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2019. It features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest workstation on campus. Follow College of the Ozarks at or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.


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