Corvallis OSU Symphony Orchestra: Our Judeo-Romano-Christian Heritage
As part of the recognition of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, which was triggered by the actions of Martin Luther in 1519, the symphony presents an ecumenical retrospective of three major components in our western cultural heritage. Through Schelomo by Ernest Bloch, the orchestra embraces our Jewish heritage, and through Respighi’s powerful and pictorial Pines of Rome, the Orchestra brings to life several aspects of our Roman heritage. The Reformation Symphony of Mendelssohn was specifically composed in 1830 to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the “Augsburg Confession,” a statement of the tenets of the Protestant faith.
Soloist Anne Ridlington is a Corvallis native who started her musical studies early, first taking violin lessons with Peg Varvel and Aida Baker, and later cello, with Nancy Sowdon and Hamilton Cheifetz of Portland. She spent many years playing in local youth orchestras under the direction of Ms. Sowdon, Penelope Wolff, and Charles Creighton.
LaSells Stewart Center on the campus of Oregon State University
875 SW 26th Street
Corvallis, Oregon 97331