The Concordia College Symphonia
You can enjoy the music of The Concordia College Symphonia, our chamber orchestra, during concerts throughout the year, including performances with the jazz ensembles and during Chapel. Repertoire recently performed by the Symphonia includes Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kiji, Virgil Thomson – The Plow That Broke the Plains, Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 2 and Handel’s Fireworks Music.
Jane Linde Capistran is conductor of The Concordia College Symphonia and an instructor of music. She teaches violin and viola, and supervises the string music education student teachers.
A native of Moorhead, Capistran studied violin at Concordia with Isabelle Thompson and Robert Strava while in high school. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Bemidji (Minn.) State University and her Master of Arts in violin performance from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Previously conductor of orchestras at Fargo South High School, Capistran conducts the Fargo-Moorhead Area High School Youth Symphony and is the founding conductor of the First Lutheran Church Chamber Orchestra in Fargo.
She continues to serve as a guest conductor and clinician for string festivals and workshops in the upper Midwest. Capistran is the interim concertmaster of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony and first violinist in the Dakota Rose String Quartet.