Orchestra Concert Featuring Guest Artist Dr. Merilee Klemp Tonight

submitted by rodrigra@augsburg.edu

The Augsburg University Orchestra welcomes Dr. Merilee Klemp as our featured guest artist for this concert performing the Concerto a Cinque, Op. IX, No. 2 for Solo Oboe and strings by Tomaso Albinoni (1671 – 1750). We have paired this work with the beautiful Simple Symphony by British composer Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976), and the first movement Tango by Costa Rican composer Vinicio Meza (b. 20th century) from his Suite Latinoamericana. Professor Emma Moonier also joins the orchestra as harpsichordist for the baroque suite. We welcome our entire campus community to this concert event!

A graduate of Augsburg College, Merilee Klemp is a well-known recitalist, chamber musician, and teacher. Her notable accomplishments include an impressive list of featured recordings as well as popular commercial recordings by Janet Jackson, Elton John, and Mariah Carey. Her performances have been broadcast on Public Radio International, National Public Radio, and Minnesota Public Radio, and she has appeared at the Aspen Music Festival, the Centrum Festival in Seattle, the Bach Aria Institute and Festival, and the Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin.

Tonight (Friday) at 7:30 p.m. in Sateren Auditorium.