FRIDAY NIGHT AT MAYFLOWER
By Nancy Condit
The symphony in rehearsal for the only, as far as Jobe knows, Haydn
Festival in the United States. Photo provided
The inaugural Oklahoma Haydn Festival will take place Friday night, June 29th, at Mayflower Congregational Church, 3901 N.W. Portland, one block west of
west of N.W. 63rd. Portland
The evening includes about a 32 piece orchestra, including the pipe organ. The program features three major works: Symphony #10, Organ Concerto in C. Major, and Symphony #82 (The Bear).
“The orchestra is comprised of a lot of young players anywhere from their mid-twenties to their mid-thirties. Many of these performers have had a previous connection to the conductor, Dr. Jim Waddelow, music director for the
Symphony Orchestra, or to me. They are emerging professionals, most of whom are either former students or former colleagues of the conductor,” said Richard Jobe, music director and organist at Mayflower Congregational Church, and the festival’s organizer. Raleigh, North Carolina
There is no admission charge, but they are accepting generous donations, with a minimum suggested donation of $5.