Orchestra to perform dance music at CLU

KammerMusikere comprises strings, winds, brass

KammerMusikere will perform music related to dances from tango to ballet.

Photo: John Froschauer

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Jan. 13, 2014) A chamber orchestra from Pacific Lutheran University will perform an eclectic program of dance music at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, in Samuelson Chapel at California Lutheran University.

KammerMusikere will perform music related to dances from tango to ballet. The program includes a little-known American polonaise by John Philip Sousa. Orchestra director Jeffrey Bell-Hanson will conduct.

The 31-member ensemble comprises strings, winds and brass. KammerMusikere means “chamber musicians” in Norwegian in a nod to PLU’s Norwegian Lutheran founders. The orchestra tours domestically and internationally and recently performed in historic venues in Bavaria and north central France. PLU has a strong music program, with about 200 students majoring in music and more than 600 participating in the department’s programs each year.

Bell-Hanson, director of orchestral activities at PLU, is in his 12th season as conductor of the University Symphony Orchestra and associate professor of music. He has conducted orchestras throughout the United States and in Europe.

Donations will be accepted.

The chapel is located at 165 Chapel Lane on the Thousand Oaks campus. Additional parking is available at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard.

For more information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306 or visit callutheran.edu.