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Classics alumna directs debut of her composition

Angelina Wong at the premiere of her composition

On Saturday, September 15, Classics alumna Angelina Wong (B.A. 2013) directed the premiere of her musical composition, "Latona," at the New Music DC Coalition conference at Georgetown University.  The piece was inspired by the episode in Book 6 of Ovid's Metamorphoses in which the goddess Latona gives birth to Apollo and Diana; some of Ovid's text was sung, in Latin, by soprano Catherine Campbell and alto Gabrielle Rivera,  accompanied by Jacob Coppage-Gross and Daniel Lewis, guitars; Harold Caceres, piano; Emma Baker, viola; and Joe Ichniowski, cello.

Ms. Wong received her associate's degree in music at Montgomery College in 2017, with a focus on vocal performance and composition.  She has performed with numerous choirs, including the National Philharmoic Chorale at Strathmore, the Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra, and the Palestrina Choir at the University of Maryland.  Latin and ancient Greek poetry inspires her to compose with ancient text, as featured in this, her first performed piece. 

(Thanks to alumnus Alun Walpole for the photographs.)