The Pepperdine Concert Choir and Pepperdine Orchestra will perform a Masterworks Concert Thursday, Apr. 19, at 7.30 p.m. in Smothers Theatre, Malibu. The program, directed by Ryan Board and Tony Cason, will feature performances Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms and the 2012 Thomas M. Osborn Concerto Competition winner.
The Concert Choir is the largest mixed performing group made up of all music majors and/or music award recipients, as well as talented singers from other disciplines throughout the Seaver campus. The Concert Choir performs a variety of literature, which includes the performance of a large masterwork once each year.
Ryan Board, director of choral activities, is a choral artist, guest conductor, teacher, and clinician. He was formerly a member of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory faculty, where he conducted the Conservatory Singers, taught undergraduate and graduate conducting, graduate choral literature, and led the graduate choral conducting program. Board has taught choral music in the public schools of Idaho and served as associate music director for the World Vision Youth Ambassador Program; the New Jersey Masterwork Chorus, Trinity Episcopal Church, Princeton; and William Paterson University. He is currently a member of the Simon Carrington Chamber Singers.
The Pepperdine University Orchestra is an integral part of the Pepperdine University Department of Music. Under Cason's direction, the orchestra performs a range of classical and contemporary repertoire providing students the opportunity to perform great orchestral music in a positive environment, while striving for the highest standards of excellence in performance.
The orchestra performs a number of concerts throughout the year, including symphonic concerts, opera and musical theater. Soloists have included renowned faculty performers, as well as outstanding student soloists, chosen through the Thomas M. Osborn Concerto Competition, a rigorous competition held each January.
Tony Cason is a visiting professor of music, as well as the University's orchestra conductor and coordinator of music. He teaches brass ensemble, brass methods, and symphonic literature at Seaver College. Learn more about his career in a story from Pepperdine Magazine.
Tickets for the concert are $10. For more information, call 310.506.4522 or visit the Center for the Arts website.