Program for Fall Concert, October 30th, 2014
Telemann – Don Quixote Suite for Strings
Bridge – Suite for String Orchestra, Prelude
Debussy – Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane for Harp and Strings
Mahler – Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 for Harp and Strings
Janacek – Suite for Strings
Conductor: Francis Scully
Harp: Cathy Anderson
ABOUT FLEUR DE LYS: Founded in the fall of 2012, the Fleur de Lys Chamber Orchestra is excited to bring a wide variety of string orchestra music to New Orleans’ audiences. It is comprised of top amateur and professional musicians from around the world. The musicians’ backgrounds couldn’t be more diverse: the group includes students and graduates of musical performance from Loyola, music teachers, and people who have talents in other areas, such as medicine, art, education, and law, just to name a few. All musicians are passionate about exploring classical music together and have played their instrument from early childhood. They have performed with a multitude of orchestras and chamber ensembles in various cities.
MISSION: The Fleur de Lys Chamber Orchestra promotes the excellence of music through string orchestra, and is committed to providing high quality performances to the New Orleans Area. The members have a desire not only to improve as musicians but also to achieve great artistic results as a group. As the orchestra is committed to creativity and innovation, we hope our concerts will achieve high musical standards. We would like to move the audience and perform music that is exciting for all participants! The ensemble had its debut at the Scandinavian Festival in November 2012 with classical music for strings by all Scandinavian composers. The group performed the program again at a benefit concert at Encore Academy, a local fine arts charter school. In December, the Fleur de Lys Chamber Orchestra played Baroque Christmas music and traditional carols to sing along at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church.