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Allegria Ensemble to Play Music of Four Composers at Juniata Concert

(Posted September 4, 2007)

The Allegria Ensemble is comprised of, from left, Debbie Trudeau, Cathy Collinge Herrera and Claudia Koide.

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Three extraordinary musicians will play the music of four composers, ranging from Franz Joseph Haydn to Monk Rowe, at a concert at Juniata College at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, at Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts on the Juniata campus. For tickets and information about the Juniata College Presents series, please call (814) 641-3608. General admission tickets for single performances are $20, except where otherwise noted. Single-show tickets for seniors over age 65 are $12. Student tickets for students not attending Juniata are $5. Juniata College students are admitted free with a student ID. The Allegria Ensemble is comprised of cellist Claudia Koide, flutist Cathy Collinge Herrera, and violinist Debbie Trudeau. The ensemble will play a 65-minute program with no intermission, focused on the music of four markedly different composers. The concert opens with \"Divertimento in G\" by Haydn, one of the most well-known composers of the baroque era. The program then transitions into a composition by Peter Schickele, called \"Dream Dances,\" consisting of five dances: \"Minuet,\" \"Jitterbug,\" \"Waltz,\" \"Galop\" and \"Sarabande.\" Schickele is a respected modern composer, but he is best known for his musical alter ego P.D.Q. Bach. As Bach, Schickele writes parodies of classical music, such as \"A Little Nightmare Music\" and \"Oedipus Tex.\" The concert continues with a four-movement composition called \"Spans of Attention,\" by Monk Rowe. Rowe is a jazz musician and composer who also is director of the Hamilton College Jazz Archive in Clinton, N.Y. The final selection is \"Intermezzo Concertant for Flute, Violin and Violincello,\" by Heinrich Romberg. Claudia Koide is a private music teacher in State College, Pa. and has performed with the Nittany Valley Symphony and the Altoona Symphony Orchestra. She also has played with the chamber groups Community Chamber Artists and the Sylvan Trio. Cathy Collinge Herrera is a State College-based teacher and a faculty member of the State College Arts Conservatory. She performs locally with the Nittany Valley Symphony and the Altoona Symphony. Debbie Trudeau started her performing career as a member of the Syracuse Symphony and assistant concertmaster for the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra. She is a lecturer in music at Juniata College and performs with the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, the Altoona Symphony and the Nittany Valley Symphony.

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