(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Sept. 30, 2014) Music from “Schindler’s List” will form the centerpiece of California Lutheran University’s Founders Day Concert on Friday, Oct. 17.
The University Symphony will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Samuelson Chapel on the Thousand Oaks campus.
Three pieces composed by John Williams for the Academy Award–winning film about the Holocaust will be featured. Senior music major Antonio Foreman of Agoura Hills will be the violin soloist.
Also on the program are two standard orchestral repertory pieces. They are Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished,” and Sibelius’s “Finlandia.” Schubert’s symphony is the University Symphony project piece for the academic year and will be performed again in March, with longtime faculty member Daniel Geeting conducting both concerts.
One of the first ensembles established at the founding of Cal Lutheran, the University Symphony is a group of about 50 members that performs several times each semester. It has a diverse repertory ranging from the latest in contemporary composition to standards of the symphonic repertory. The symphony is an integral part of the program for music majors and minors, but also includes other Cal Lutheran students and community members.
The concert is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306 or visit CalLutheran.edu.