IUSB Philharmonic concert features Mozart, Beethoven

iusb philharmonicThe IUSB Philharmonic's November 12 performance will include Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D minor, Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D, and several prominent guest artists.

Jameson Cooper, director of the IUSB Philharmonic, has designed an enjoyable evening for everyone with his selections for the program. Composed only 15 years apart in Vienna, the pieces on the program are arguably two of the most towering masterworks of all human creation. 

Beethoven's Violin Concerto opens with a timpani introduction of the daringly simple repeated-note motive around which the first movement is built. The sublime slow movement balances heavenly upper-register violin solos with warm chorale-like writing. 

The joyous finale bristles with energy and fun, featuring one of the most famous rondo melodies of all time. On this piece the philharmonic will be joined by James Dickenson, violinist of the Villiers Quartet which is based in London and on their American debut tour.

Mozart's Requiem Mass in D minor was left unfinished by the composer at the time of his death. From the anonymous patron who commissioned it, to Mozart's belief for a while that he was writing his own death mass, rumor and intrigue surrounded the Requiem from its inception. The work that will be performed was completed by Mozart's student Sussmayer. Dark drama, radiant glory and intimate delicacy pervade Mozart's deeply moving and passionate final work. 

This performance will include the wonderful vocal talents of IU South Bend’s own Assistant Professor in Voice Jessica McCormack, soprano and Assistant Professor in Music James Bowyer, tenor. 

Joining them will be Assistant Professional Specialist of Voice at Notre Dame Stephen Lancaster, baritone and well known mezzo-soprano, Julie Reid who is currently serving as a voice instructor at Andrews University. They will also be accompanied by the South Bend Symphonic Choir, IU South Bend Chorale, and Chamber Choir.

The concert will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, November 12 in the Campus Auditorium of Northside Hall. 

Tickets for the IUSB Philharmonic are available for $5-$9 and free to students and children. For more information and to order tickets visit or call the Arts Box Office at 574.520.4203.

IUSB Philharmonic
7:30 pm Tuesday, November 12
Campus Auditorium, Northside Hall
1825 Northside Boulevard, South Bend
Tickets $5-$9 | Free to students/children
574.520.4203 |