Scandia String Orchestra
Dorrit Matson, music director
Sunday, October 18 at 5 PM MAP IT
Scandia Symphony, whose annual summer concert series in Fort Tryon Park is a celebrated neighborhood tradition, features its string orchestra and signature Scandinavian repertoire indoors for the opening of the 2015-16 MOSA Concert season on October 18 at 5 pm.
The free concert, conducted by Scandia Symphony music director Dorrit Matson, will feature the New York Premiere of The Eagles of Inwood Hill by Frank Foerster, Composer and Principal Violist of the Scandia Symphony. Foerster will also be the soloist in his own composition, Suite of Scandinavian Folk Melodies. Principal flutist Lisa Hansen will be featured as soloist in the Flute Concerto by Swedish Baroque composer Johan Helmich Roman. The concert will also present Carl Nielsen’s Little Suite, Opus 1 and Niels W. Gade’s Novellettes.
FRANK FOERSTER - Suite of Scandinavian Folk Melodies
* Frank Foerster, viola
CARL NIELSEN - Little Suite, Op. 1
FRANK FOERSTER - The Eagles at Inwood Hill (New York Premiere)
JOHAN HELMICH ROMAN - Flute Concerto
* Lisa Hansen, flute
NIELS W. GADE - Novelettes, Op. 53
About the ensemble
Founded 27 years ago to promote awareness of traditional and contemporary Scandinavian composers, the Scandia strings have been praised for “delivering one suave, spirited and technically irreproachable performance after another” (John Bell Young, St. Petersburg Times). The ensemble “also showcases the interpersonal closeness and professional commitment of its members, assigning prominent roles to veteran players.” (LeeAnna Keith, The Danish Pioneer).