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Jazz Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra in Concert

Covenant College's Department of Music presents the Covenant Jazz Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra in concert Thursday, November 19, 2009, at 8:00 p.m. in the Dora Maclellan Brown Memorial Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.


The Jazz Ensemble, directed by Yurii Henriques, will perform compositions from jazz genres such as blues, swing, bossa nova, and Afro-Cuban. Composers include Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane.  Henriques says of the nine-piece group, "This ensemble has great chemistry. . . . They are an exciting and impressive group to listen to and are performing at an increasingly high level with every performance."  


Lok Kim will direct the Chamber Orchestra in two pieces, Overture from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, and Symphony No.5 in C Minor, op.67 by L. V. Beethoven.


Lok Kim and Yurii Henriques are serving as adjunct professors at Covenant. Kim has a master's degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and has been the music director and principal conductor of the Uni Philharmonic Orchestra of Seoul, Korea. Henriques is a music educator who has served as conductor and guest conductor of such ensembles as the Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra, the Alabama Philharmonic Orchestra, and the University of Massachusetts Jazz Lab Ensemble.