ENC Professor Del Case Founds Professional Orchestra in Quincy
Nov. 15 Debut Concert to Feature City’s Soloists
Quincy, MA Oct. 31, 2008—Why do south shore residents have to go to Boston for a concert when Quincy is the home to so many great musicians?
That’s the question Dr. Delvyn Case asked himself as he founded The Quincy Bay Chamber Orchestra, Quincy’s first and only professional chamber orchestra. One need not go into the city and pay exorbitant prices to enjoy music presented professionally from a group of seasoned performers.
The Quincy Bay Chamber Orchestra will make their debut at Eastern Nazarene College on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. in the Cove Fine Arts Center. General admission tickets will be available at the door for $10. Students of all ages will be admitted free of charge.
The orchestra’s mission is “to present high-quality, affordable performances of classical music to the people of Quincy in a relaxed and informal setting,” said Case, a conductor and composer who lives in Wollaston and is a music professor at Eastern Nazarene College. He and the orchestra are warmly encouraging children and families to attend the concert.
The QBCO is much smaller than a symphony orchestra like the Boston Pops or the Quincy Symphony Orchestra.
“The smaller size of the group also allows the audience a much more intimate and immediate experience of the performance, as well as a more relaxed environment for the concert,” said Case.
The debut concert emphasizes its connection to Quincy by highlighting several soloists with Quincy ties:
Merrymount resident Brady Millican, a virtuoso pianist who has served on the Eastern Nazarene faculty for 30 years, will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 9. Millican has performed solo recitals throughout the world including two performances at the White House. Christopher Boel, principal trumpet of the QSO, will be performing Telemann’s brilliant D Major concerto for trumpet and strings. Boel, an alumnus of the ENC music department, is currently a music teacher at Central Middle School. Case’s new piece for clarinet and string orchestra, titled Dayspring, will receive its world premiere performance at the concert.
Joining the QBCO as guest conductor and violinist will be Robert Lehmann, a well-known musician who is currently music director of the North Shore Philharmonic. Based in Portland, Maine, Mr. Lehmann will also be performing Haydn’s Violin Concerto in G Major.
Eastern Nazarene College, on Boston’s South Shore, offers over 60 liberal arts majors, as well as graduate degrees, through its traditional four-year undergraduate program and accelerated LEAD program for adult professionals. With a distinctly Christian worldview, ENC aims to prepare students to lead and to serve in an ever-changing world.
More information may be found at www.qbco.org, www.musica-elcectica.org, and www.enc.edu, or by calling 617-745-3715.