With Guest John McGuire, Horn
With three varied pieces from the Baroque period, the concert features both well-known and relatively unknown music. Written for King George I, the premiere of George Frideric Handel’s Water Music was performed by 50 musicians on a barge on the River Thames. The orchestra opens the concert with a chamber version for strings and a few winds, followed by Christoph Foster’s Horn Concerto in E-flat featuring CSU Horn Professor Dr. John McGuire. Another Water Music – a suite written by Forster’s good friend, Georg Philipp Telemann – was inspired by the River Elbe in Hamburg, and concludes the evening.