Bask in a breathtaking new masterwork from beloved American composer, Z. Randall Stroope’s Carmina Pax this April in the historic surrounds of Carnegie Hall. Featuring the Masterwork Festival Chorus, prominent soloists, and the New York City Chamber Orchestra, led by distinguished conductor and the composer himself, Z. Randal Stroope.
Composer and conductor Z. Randall Stroope will present his new work Carmina Pax, which was premiered in March 2018 by the Arlington Master Chorale. Z. Randall Stroope is an American composer, conductor and lecturer. Recent conducting engagements include Hong Kong, Rome, Canterbury Cathedral (England), Berliner Dom (Germany), Salzburger Dom (Austria), The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.), Carnegie Hall (New York), and the Vatican, among others. Randall’s composition teachers were Cecil Effinger and Normand Lockwood, both students of the famous French teacher/composer, Nadia Boulanger (student of Gabriel Fauré).
The concert will also feature the National Festival Chorus with conductor Andrew Last performing Mozart’s '“Dixit Dominus” from Vesperae solennes de confessore, Koppin’s “There Is No Rose”, Chilcott’s “Even Such Is Time”, and more. Conductor Andrew Last is Associate Professor of Music at Luther College where he conducts the Nordic Choir and teaches conducting. He also serves as the Director of Choral Activities at Luther. An integral part of the vibrant choral program at Luther College, choirs participate in the annual Christmas at Luther celebration, perform in biennial oratorios, and are featured at regional and national American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) conventions.
The concert will also feature a performance from Orono High School Band, led by Timothy Arnold.