Elon College’s Division of Music hosted a efficiency by the college orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at McCrary Theatre.
The Elon College Orchestra has been a mainstay of the college since 1916, making 2022 its 106th 12 months of performing.
The present tonight was organized by orchestra director, Thomas Erdmann, who was initially set to conduct the present however needed to withdraw because of well being points. In his place, the live performance was performed by his assistant Veronica Biscocho, who can also be orchestra director of Williams Excessive Faculty.
Tonight’s efficiency was an association of classical symphonies and unique works composed by resident in-house composer Thomas Turanchik, whose work was extremely praised by Erdmann.
“We’re lucky to have Dr. Thomas Turanchik,” Erdmann mentioned. “His skilled music is at all times difficult and is at all times a excessive level for our live shows.”
The showcase additionally included a efficiency by soprano visitor soloist Polly Butler Cornelius. Cornelius is an award profitable Polish classical and movie music composer recognized greatest for his work on films like “Bram Stokers Dracula” and 2003 Oscar Finest Image Nominee “The Pianist”.
“I’m completely impressed with how arduous my college students work,” Erdmann mentioned. “We don’t do ‘cut-down’ preparations, we do precise skilled music.”