Orchestral Attitude: Do’s and Don’t’s

Orchestral Attitude: Do’s and Don’t’s

Article written by adjunct music professor and orchestra director Mr. Lewis Rosove. Throughout my teaching career it has never ceased to amaze me that a peculiar phenomenon exists when it comes to preparing different genres or aspects of music.  Scales are, more often than not, given their due diligence.  The brunt of practice is in [Continue Reading…]

Around the World in Less than Sixty Minutes

Around the World in Less than Sixty Minutes

Over 400 children, teachers, and adults filled the seats at the 12th Annual Classical Kids Concert hosted by the MBU Symphonic Orchestra, and conducted by adjunct professor Mr. Lewis Rosove. The orchestra performed pieces from Mexico, America, France, Japan, Russia, Hungary, and Israel, taking the audience “Around the World in Less than Sixty Minutes.” A [Continue Reading…]

Winner of Concerto Competition Performs with MBU’s Symphony Orchestra

Winner of Concerto Competition Performs with MBU’s Symphony Orchestra

As winner of MBU’s Concerto Competition, Daniel Anderson recently performed Ferdinand David’s Concertino for Trombone and Orchestra with MBU’s Symphony Orchestra. Although Ferdinand David’s Concertino for Trombone and Orchestra is a work that is not performed very often, it consists of a wonderful trombone solo and orchestra part. Orchestra director Lewis Rosove says, “I grew [Continue Reading…]

“For the Beauty of the Earth” by the Credo Quartet

“For the Beauty of the Earth” by the Credo Quartet

Philip Ledgerwood, Bethany Rhine, Melody Steinbart and Elijah Walters are four Maranatha students who have combined their musical abilities to form the first student string quartet of the college. They call themselves Credo Quartet. The inspiration behind Credo started when Philip and Melody shared a desire to form a chamber group and asked Bethany and Elijah [Continue Reading…]

Nathan Ledgerwood’s Orchestra Earns Highest Ratings

Nathan Ledgerwood’s Orchestra Earns Highest Ratings

After graduating from Maranatha, Nathan Ledgerwood received his MM in Cello Performance from University of Texas, Austin, studying with Phyllis Young. After additional schooling for state certification, Nathan has been directing the orchestra at Walsh Middle School in Round Rock, Texas where he teaches over 100 string students, grades 6-8. Nathan’s orchestra earned all 1 [Continue Reading…]

Classical Kids Concert: February 21

Classical Kids Concert: February 21

“Flora and Fauna: Flowers and Critters” This year’s Classical Kids Concert features Diana Shapiro and Stanislava Varshavski, internationally acclaimed piano duo artists, as they combine their talents with the Maranatha Symphony Orchestra to perform Camille Saint-Säens’ Carnival of the Animals.  Included in this concert will be the famous Flower Duet from “Lakmé” and Leroy Anderson’s all-time favorite The Waltzing Cat. WHEN: The [Continue Reading…]

Watch Excerpts from 2012 Fall Festival

“SACRED MASTERWORKS—Past and Present” was the theme of Maranatha’s 2012 Fall Festival program. The combined choirs and symphony orchestra presented past masterworks of sacred choral symphonic literature including works of Mozart, Brahms, Faure, and Handel. Present sacred gems included Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven arranged by Lopez & Lynch, Holy, Holy, Holy arranged [Continue Reading…]

SAVE THE DATE: Oct 26

“SACRED MASTERWORKS—Past and Present” “SACRED MASTERWORKS—Past and Present” is the theme of the Fall Festival program Friday, October 26, 2012 at 7:00 PM in the Gym at Maranatha. The combined choirs and symphony orchestra will be presenting past masterworks of sacred choral symphonic literature including works of Mozart, Brahms, Faure, and Handel. Present sacred gems include [Continue Reading…]

Why Every Music Student Should Be In a Musical

Maranatha just finished it’s ninth and final performance of the musical, Anne of Green Gables under the direction of Carol Senn Ruffin. The orchestra was conducted by Dr. David Brown. The cast, crew, and musicians received outstanding reviews from the community, special guests, the student body, and faculty and staff. According to the orchestra members, Maranatha’s [Continue Reading…]