Orchestra to highlight two composers

By Amanda  Cruz-Lombrana


The Orchestra of the Incarnate Word will be performing music from two famous composers at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in Our Lady’s Chapel.

Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 7 in A, Opus 92” and Schumann’s “Piano Concerto in A minor, Opus 54” are on the menu for the event sponsored by the Department of Music. The orchestra also will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at San Antonio College’s McAllister Auditorium, and 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Concordia Lutheran Church.

Orchestra musicians include UIW faculty and staff, people from the Alamo Heights and North Side independent school districts, general community, members of the 5th Army Band based at Fort Sam Houston, and students from UIW, Our Lady of the Lake University, Northeast Lakeview College, San Antonio College, University of Texas at San Antonio, Northwest Vista College, Texas Lutheran University and Medina Valley High School.

Terence Frazor, the orchestra conductor, is a member of the music faculty at UIW who also conducts the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio. Pianist Zachary Ridgway also plays for the orchestra. Ridgway joined the UIW faculty in 2009. He also accompanies the Cardinal Chorale – which will be holding its annual spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in Our Lady’s Chapel.

Orchestra member Andrea Arizmendi, a senior music therapy major who has been playing the viola in the group for the last four years, said she has truly enjoyed being with the orchestra.

“Mr. Frazor is such a great conductor,” Arizmendi said. “We are joined by amazing musicians.”

Terence Frazor

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