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2021 Spring Masterworks Concert



LeTourneau University’s Fine Arts Department will present its 2021 Spring Masterworks Concert on Thursday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Belcher Center on the LeTourneau University campus in Longview.  The LeTourneau Singers and Longview Civic Chorus will be accompanied by full orchestra, with singers and orchestra socially distanced on the Belcher stage.  Maryah McHam, soprano, and Jon Starling, tenor will perform as vocal soloists.  Admission is open to the public and is free of charge; an envelope in the concert program will allow for in-concert donations.

“It is so refreshing to be able to have a live performance,” says Director of Fine Arts Dr. Jim Taylor, who will direct the concert.  “Singers, instrumentalists, and audience members are all eager to get back to great music in-person, and the Belcher auditorium with its vast stage and auditorium make it possible!”

This ambitious program includes three historic masterworks and two world premieres:

  • Grieg: Piano Concerto in A Minor, I performed by Russian-American LeTourneau graduate, Elijah Dmitrievsky
  • Borodin: Polovtsian Dances from the opera Prince Igor for chorus and orchestra
  • Tchaikovsky: Swan Theme from Swan Lake
  • Taylor: Cambridge Songs Suite No. 3 for chorus and orchestra, successor to the suite conducted at Carnegie Hall in June of 2019
  • Luna: Through the Valley of the Shadow, a mystic tone poem recently completed

Please consider becoming a Friend of the Fine Arts at LeTourneau University by supporting this concert financially with a tax-deductible donation.  

To donate, please fill out the financial information below. To sponsor a musician or a section, indicate which instrumentalist(s) you wish to support in the comments section of the form below. Sponsorship for each instrumentalist is $175. Undesignated donor names and the names of instrument sponsors along with the instrument(s) sponsored will be included in the concert program unless you choose to remain anonymous. Any size donation is much appreciated.

For more information contact Dr. Taylor at (903) 233-3379 or jimtaylor@letu.edu.

Available Sponsorships:
Flute 1, Flute 2, Oboe 1, Oboe 2, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Bassoon 1, Bassoon 2, French horn 1, French horn 2, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Bass trombone, Tuba, Timpani, Percussion 1, Percussion 2, Harp, Piano, Violin 1-1, Violin 1-2, Violin 1-3, Violin 1-4, Violin 1-5, Violin 2-1, Violin 2-2, Violin 2-3, Violin 2-4, Viola 1, Viola 2, Viola 3, Violoncello 1, Violoncello 2, Violoncello 3, Contrabass 1, Contrabass 2

Note: Gifts must be received prior to Thursday, April 22nd to be recognized in the concert program.

Masterworks 2021 Poster