Date: December 1st, 2012
Time: 4 p.m
Location: Emens Auditorium
Single Ticket Price:
adults $18-35, Youth (K-12) FREE,
BSU students with ID in advance free or $5 at door
Call Emens Box office at 285-1539 to order your tickets or visit our online
Pre-concert activities include free family portraits and instrument petting zoo!
Kick off your holiday season with Muncie Symphony Orchestra, featuring special guest artists- University Singers and Ball State Theater and Dance students. Embrace unforgettable melodies, lush harmonies, and popular rhythms. Enjoy unique takes on classic favorites and new originals, plus a special visit from Santa and a festive audience sing-a-long!
Community Service Spotlight: The members of the Muncie Symphony Orchestra are happy to announce that we are participating in a Holiday Toy Drive this year! The toys will be collected during the Fisher- Shafer Holiday Pops Concert. During the concert, children and adults in the audience will be invited onstage during one of our performance pieces to place their toy donations under the Christmas tree onstage. We ask that your donation be new or gently used, unwrapped toys in order to distinguish between girls’ and boys’ toys. Cash donations for toy purchase will also be accepted in the specially designated jars. Any help, big or small, will be appreciated by both the Muncie Symphony Orchestra and the children who will be receiving your kind donations. For every new toy donated you will receive a 50% off MSO ticket for the season finale concert (April 20). Organizations that will help us make sure the toys make it to the children who need them are Boys and Girls Club of Muncie, Christian Ministries, and Fire Department. Thank you!
You are invited to have a Family Holiday Photo prior to the start of the concert in Emens Lobby between 3pm and 4pm. Photos will be available for download from our website free of charge a few days after the concert. Family Portraits are courtesy of Murray’s Jewelers.
Join us for refreshments during intermission in the Williams Lounge!
Instrument Petting Zoo will be available for your enjoyment an hour before the concert (3pm-4pm) and during intermission.
Meet MSO Guest Conductor!
Andrew Crow considers music a powerful way to bring together people who might otherwise never meet. He joined the Ball State University conducting faculty in 2009 and has found, in Muncie, a happy home for eclectic musical interests and opportunity for diverse intellectual pursuits. This concert marks his debut with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra.
As an undergraduate at The Ohio State University, Andrew Crow toured widely with the renowned Men’s Glee Club and performed frequently with Robert Shaw, which cemented his love for choral/orchestral masterpieces. In Cleveland, he performed regularly with Apollo’s Fire, a period-instrument Baroque ensemble. During studies in Philadelphia, he was founding director for Sinfonia Sacra, a youth orchestra that paired young players with experienced orchestral musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music and the city’s professional orchestras. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, he earned the degree Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting, including studies with choral, orchestral, and wind ensembles.
During each of the past two summers, Andrew Crow assembled an intergenerational choir for a project called Musica in Situ that toured Indiana, and reached Ohio and Kentucky. The project grew from a love of architecture and its influence on music. Performances highlight interesting architecture with musical works that connect to the history and acoustic properties of the place.
Dr. Crow is an experienced singer, piano technician, and a dedicated church musician, currently Director of Music at High Street United Methodist Church. Previously, he taught at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey, and the University of Minnesota. Outside of music, he enjoys cycling, hiking, disc golf, gourmet ice cream, and he is a perennial student of poetry.
Concert features University Singers Glee Club and Ball State Theater and Dance students
(order is subject to change)
Lauridsen/ Dackow O Magnum Mysterium
Anderson Sleigh Ride
Norris Little Drummer Boy
Herbert March of the Toys from Babes in Toyland
Loesser Baby It’s Cold Outside ( Anita Rogers & Joel Genth)
Vaughn Fantasia on Greensleeves
Faith Brazilian Sleigh Bells
Lane Three Christmas Pictures, Starlight Lullaby
Coots Santa Clause is Coming to Town (University Singers Glee Club)
Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker
Miniature Overture (Briley Masolak, Kathleen Neimann, Carley Didonato)
Character Dance, China ( Allie Dietz, Madison Baker, Halie Gordon, Michele Mackowiak)
Dance of the Reeds (Mirliton- Lisa Curatolo, Justine Betz, Patrick Palmer, Alex Kingma)
Character Dance, Russia ( Trepack- Alex Kingma, Nick Smith, Seth Robinson)
Anderson Suite of Carols
March of the Kings, brass
Bring a Torch, Jeanttem Isabella, strings
Coventry Carol, woodwinds
While Shepherds Watched, brass
Berlin Christmas (University Singers Glee Club)
Arr. Finnegan Christmas Sing-Along
Ball State University Glee Club, Alan Alder, director/producer
Alan Alder is a faculty member of the School of Music at Ball State University. Prior to his appointment at BSU, Alder worked as Director of Choral Activities at Anderson High School in Anderson, Indiana where he conducted the Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, The AHS Festival Chorus, as well as The Singers Unlimited and Class Act, two nationally ranked show choirs. In 2007, Alder was named Artistic Director of the Indianapolis Men’s Chorus; and in September of 2008, the Lambda Legal Organization recognized the IMC, the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus & parent organization, IndyChoruses, for outstanding leadership and vision in building bridges of understanding through musical excellence throughout the greater Indiana community.
Alder holds two BME degrees from Indiana State University in Instrumental and Choral Education, and an MM in Choral Conducting from Ball State University. In December 2011, Alder was the doctoral recipient of Ball State University’s Excellence in Teaching Award for outstanding teaching and leadership.
Mr. Alder also maintains an active schedule as a performer, which includes engagements with Generation Gap, a well-known band in central Indiana. Alder’s performing and teaching activities have taken him to the continents of Asia, Europe, South America, and North America.
Ball State University Department of Theater and Dance Students, Vladmir Stadnik, choreographer.
Vladimir was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and received his ballet training at the State Academy of Russian Ballet. As a professional dancer, he became a soloist and toured throughout the Soviet Union, Western Europe and the U.S.A. Vladimir later studied dance pedagogy at the University of Culture, St. Petersburg. Still while continuing his career, he graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts from the Choreographic Department of the State Conservatory, Rimsky Korsakov. Vladimir Stadnik taught Ballet, Character Dance and Modern in Switzerland and was a guest teacher in Finland, France and Italy. In 2004 he was invited to teach in the United States where he was principal of the Tulsa Center for Dance Education and the Associate Artistic Director of NDI, New Mexico.
Since 2011 he is Assistant Professor at the Ball State University.
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