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Johnstown Student to Play Flute Concertino at Juniata Orchestra Concert

(Posted November 18, 2013)

--News Release--

Nov. 12, 2013

Flutist Katie Hilands, a senior at Juniata College from Johnstown, Pa., will perform as soloist with the orchestra on "Concertino for Flute and Orchestra, by Cecile Chaminade (1857-1944), a French composer and pianist.

JOHNSTOWN STUDENT AT JUNIATA COLLEGE TO PLAY SOLO WITH JUNIATA ORCHESTRA AT FALL CONCERT


HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College Orchestra will feature a solo performance on flute from Katie Hilands, a senior from Johnstown, Pa., at its fall concert at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24, in Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts on the Juniata campus.

Tickets for the concert are $5 for adults and Juniata students with ID or children under 18 are admitted free. The orchestra is directed by James Latten, associate professor of music at Juniata.

The concert will open with "Adante Festivo, by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957), a Finnish composer noted for his music reflecting the national pride of his country -- most memorably in such compositions as "Finlandia." This hymn-like composition has a single movement.

Next, flutist Katie Hilands, a senior at Juniata College from Johnstown, Pa., will perform as soloist with the orchestra on "Concertino for Flute and Orchestra, by Cecile Chaminade (1857-1944), a French composer and pianist. Much of Chaminade's work is relatively obscure today, although she was celebrated in her time, but the flute piece remains popular. Hilands is a co-winner of the Juniata College Concerto Competition.

The next selection features the entire orchestra playing "Concerto for Orchestra in D Major," by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), a Baroque composer best known for his instrumental concertos. A violinist, Vivaldi is best known today for his violin concertos, "The Four Seasons." "Concerto in D Major" has been used to showcase a variety of stringed instruments, including lute and guitar.

The Orchestra concert will close with "Capriol Suite," by Peter Warlock (1894-1930. Warlock was the pseudonym of Philip Arnold Heseltine, who began as a music critic and later wrote influential suites of music in various styles.

The members of the Juniata Orchestra are as follows:

Violin: Haldis Andersen, a senior from Mooresville, N.C.; Bill Bressler, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; Bernard Devlin, a sophomore from Media, Pa.; Clare Lewis, a junior from Duncansville, Pa.; Destiny Waller, a student at Huntingdon Area High School; Marissa Woodman, a freshman from Foster City, Pa.; Victoria Buser, a junior from Allentown, Pa.; Carl Douglas, a junior from Sioux City, Iowa; Veronica Kirchner, a freshman from Lancaster, Pa.; Elise Kury, a freshman from Willow Street, Pa.; Kayla Oaster, a sophomore from Glenville, Pa.; and Emily Reinl, a sophomore from Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Viola: Mike Kelley, a sophomore from Vienna, Va.; Eleanor Rice, a sophomore from Gettysburg, Pa.; Katelyn Sten, a junior from Macungie, Pa.; Chrissy Whiteman, a sophomore from Delmont, Pa.

Cello: Casey Lapham, a freshman from Gaithersburg, Md.; William Thurston-Griswold, a student at Huntingdon Area High School; and Evelyn Bookhammer, a community member from Alexandria. Pa.

Bass: Caleb Campbell, a junior from Pine Grove Mills, Pa., and Audrey Zehren, a junior from Seattle, Wash.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.