Our Next Program - Thursday, December 14, 2017
John Orfe, composer and assistant professor, Bradley University
How do words inspire musical notes, and how exactly does a creative process joining two different art forms unfold? Come hear composer John Orfe explain this process in the premiere of his latest composition, The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, commissioned by Theo Jean Kenyon. Lee Wenger will narrate the presentation of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s iconic poem.
Dr. Orfe is Assistant Professor of Music at Bradley University and organist at First United Methodist Church in Peoria. He is critically acclaimed as a composer, winning awards for works performed in Europe, Asia, Australia, and Central and South America as well as throughout the United States by ensembles including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Wenger is Radio Information Service Director at WCBU radio.
This program will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 10:00 a.m.
The social hour follows the program at 11:00 a.m. in the church’s Fellowship Hall.
This presentation is produced in collaboration with the Peoria Symphony Guild.
Everyone is welcome! Tickets at the door: adults: $12 / students $5