Musical treats to lift spirits

October 25, 2013

Anthony HoseAs the spirits of the macabre creep ever closer to All Hallow’s Eve, Stetson’s School of Music will lift the spirits of the Hatter faithful above the sublime with a panoply of thrilling concerts in Lee Chapel inside Elizabeth Hall. Admission is free to Stetson students, faculty and staff with ID. For ticket information, contact the Stetson University School of Music concert line at (386) 822-8947;

On Friday evening, Oct. 25, the University Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Hose, conductor, (pictured) will perform Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and Franck’s Symphony in D Minor at their concert at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel. Continuing his celebration of 30 years at Stetson, guitar professor Stephen Robinson will also be featured in the performance of Angulo’s Segundo Concierto (El Alevin). 

On Saturday evening, Oct. 26, at 7:30, tenor Earnest Murphy ’54, will perform in concert with Steinway Artist Michael Rickman, piano, also celebrating over 30 years at Stetson. Over the past 50 years, Murphy has performed live with many of the world’s greatest orchestras touring North America, South America and Europe as a member of New York Pro Musica. He is the recipient of Stetson’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 1982 and serves on the Board of Advisors for Stetson’s School of Music. He continues to be a sought-after singer performing live in concerts throughout the year.

Then on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m., Cameron Huster, harp, will perform with Jean West, flute, in concert, performing Benjamen Britten’s Suite for Harp, and Movements from Paul Patterson’s Spiders.

The Music Student Composers Concert, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m., will feature the original compositions of nine music students, with other students performing the works. The original pieces included in this program include:

The following concerts are scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1, 2 and 3: 

Friday, Nov. 1 – Guitar Ensemble Concert

Stephen Robinson, director; 7:30 p.m. 

Saturday, Nov. 2 – Percussion Ensemble Concert

Marja Kerney, director; 7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, Nov. 3 – Brass Ensemble Concert

3 p.m.

A complete listing of the 2013-14 concert season is found on the School of Music website. Visit for a complete listing of Stetson’s cultural events, including not only music, but also theatre, visual arts and lectures.

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