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Juniata Hosts Saxophonist for Instrumental Concert

(Posted November 26, 2007)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College Wind Symphony will perform a concert with guest soloist Dale Underwood, a saxophonist formerly with the U.S. Navy Band, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 in Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts. The concert, which also includes the Juniata Sinfonia, is free and open to the public. Among the Wind Symphony selections to be performed at the concert are \"Fantasia for Alto Saxophone,\" \"Persuasion,\" by Sammy Nestico, \"American Elegy,\" by Frank Ticheli, and \"Highlights from West Side Story.\" Dale Underwood, a recently retired alto saxophonist with the U.S. Navy Band, will be part of Juniata College\'s \"Saxophone Weekend,\" in which Juniata and local high school students will get the chance to play in several ensembles over the weekend Friday, Dec. 7 through Sunday, Dec. 9. Abigail Kress, a sophomore from Lancaster, Pa., will be the featured soloist on \"Persuasion.\" The Sinfonia will perform \"Scarborough Fair/Canticle\" and \"Romance for Strings and Piano,\" written by David Lewis, adjunct lecturer in music at Juniata. A string quartet will perform Luigi Boccherini\'s \"String Quartet, Op. 40, No. 3.\" The quartet is violinists Aggie Kwon, of Enola, Pa.; Emily Tagliati, of Hollidaysburg, Pa.; cellist Liana James of Boulder, Colo. and violist Debbie Trudeau, adjunct lecturer in music. The Sinfonia will finish its selections with \"Concerto Grosso No. 8,\" by Arcangelo Corelli, and \"Chorale from Church Cantata No. 147\" by Johann Sebastian Bach. Dale Underwood is professor of music at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W.Va. He joined the faculty in 1999 and also has taught at George Mason University and the University of Maryland. As a soloist with the U.S. Navy band, he played for every U.S. president since Lyndon Johnson. He has performed with numerous symphonies and orchestras across the country, including the Boston Pops, the National Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Wind Orchestra. He was awarded the Presidential Meritorious Service Medal by President Bill Clinton in 1997. The Instrumental Weekend starts Friday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. with registration and an Honors Quartet rehearsal with Underwood at 3:30. The Honors Quartet will also perform with the Juniata Wind Symphony. The Juniata students participating in musical ensembles are as follows: Juniata Orchestra Violins 1: Michael Boersma, a freshman from Baltimore, Md.; Amy Frantz, a freshman from Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Emily Gray, a sophomore from Hummelstown, Pa.; Ye Kyung Kwon, a junior from Enola, Pa.; Steven Liong, an international student from Mauritus; Leigh Ann Sassaman, a senior from Selinsgrove, Pa.; and Emily Tagliati, a junior from Hollidaysburg, Pa. Violins 2: Margot Andrieu, an international student from France; Carla Boyle a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; Erin Dlabola, a freshman from West Seneca, N.Y.; Fiona Grugan, a community member from Huntingdon; Malea Hetrick, a sophomore from Port Matilda, Pa.; Alyssa Kress, a freshman from Spring Grove, Pa.; and Hannah Frank, a freshman from Altoona, Pa. Viola: Kurt Ammerman, a junior from Philipsburg, Pa.; Corryn Kosik, a freshman from Harrisburg, Pa.; Sarah Slat, a sophomore from Hollidaysburg, Pa.; and Yukine Tsuru, an international student from Japan. Cello: Samantha Bristol, a freshman from Lone Tree, Colo.; Matthew Scott, a freshman from Sunderland, Mass.; Steve Schmitt, a freshman from New Providence, Pa.; Liana James, a junior from Boulder, Colo.; Tim Pavlic, a sophomore from Altoona; and Christopher Ree, a senior from Copake, N.Y. Bass: Matthew Bailey, a freshman from East Petersburg, Pa. and Elizabeth Linde, a freshman from Kirkwood, Pa. Wind Symphony Flute: Nicole Denny, a junior from New Milford, Pa.; Larissa Hatch, a freshman from Pocono Lake, Pa.; Kara Karstetter, a senior from Lewistown, Pa.; Kristen McMullen, a freshman from Doylestown, Pa.; Mary Murray, a community member from Huntingdon; Dana Previte, a senior from Duncansville, Pa.; and Chelsea Winder, a sophomore from Altoona, Pa. Oboe: Alec Brown, a junior from Huntingdon and David Lewis, a community member from Williamsburg, Pa. Bassoon: Caitlin Clawson, Tussey Mountain High School; Sandra Gehman, a sophomore from Lancaster, Pa.; and Monica Tully, a junior from Altoona. B-Flat Clarinet: Sara Bean, a freshman from Greencastle, Pa.; Erica Bettwy, a sophomore from Altoona; Elizabeth Boswell, a freshman from Ames, Iowa; Amy Breitlinger, a junior from White Oak, Pa.; Claire Coda, a sophomore from Shady Grove, Pa.; Tara Fitzsimmons, Science in Motion educator; Molly Harlacker, a sophomore from Red Lion, Pa.; Alyson Jacques, a senior from Carlisle, Pa.; Jenna Leskavage, a freshman from Minersville, Pa.; Jessika Michaelangelo, a freshman from Altoona; Steven Schmitt, a freshman from New Providence, Pa.; and Kelsey Walakovits, a freshman from Coplay, Pa. Bass Clarinet: Janet Berlin, a community member from Huntingdon; Krista Creuzberger, a senior from Hollidaysburg, Pa.; Nicholas Gabor, a senior from Plum, Pa.; and Justine Kobeski, a senior from Factoryville, Pa. Contrabass Clarinet: Angela Smith, a junior from Alum Bank, Pa. Alto saxophone: Dwight Bard, a senior from Warfordsburg, Pa.; Julia Bogue, a sophomore from East Berlin, Pa.; Jessica Clemens, a junior from Chagrin Falls, Ohio; Brad Dinardo, a freshman from Altoona; Allison Estwright, a senior from Hollidaysburg; Andy Fornadel, a senior from Columbia, Md.; Abigail Kress, a sophomore from Lancaster, Pa.; Tyler NeuCollins, a freshman from Solon, Iowa; and Matthew Scott, a freshman from Sunderland, Mass. Tenor Saxophone: Alison Earnhart, a senior from Mercer, Pa. and Cameron Keshavarz, a freshman from Silver Spring, Md. Baritone Saxophone: Joshua Fishel, a junior from Spring Grove, Pa. Horn: Erica Bennett, a junior from Hollidaysburg; Joseph Houck, a senior from Spruce Creek, Pa.; Kimberly Reveley, a senior from Ridgewood, N.J.; Hannah Sheridan, a freshman from Danville, N.H.; and Anne Staudenmaier, a freshman from Harrisburg, Pa. Trumpet: Michael Anderson, a junior from Mount Wolf, Pa.; Charles Earnhart, a junior from Mercer, Pa.; Nathan Eldredge, a junior from Williamsport, Pa.; Ken Goodfellow, a freshman from Duncansville, Pa.; Derek Gracey, Tussey Mountain High School; Charles Guyer, a freshman from Woodbury, Pa.; Tyker Kochel, a junior from Woodbury, Pa.; Michael Madden, a senior from McVeytown, Pa.; and Doug Wennick, a community member from Huntingdon. Trombone: William Croissant, a community member from Huntingdon; Adam Fehn, freshman from Mercersburg, Pa.; Joshua Gallasso, a junior from Johnstown, Pa.; and Ryan Knepp, a community member from Huntingdon. Euphonium: Richard Fisher, a junior from Wellsboro, Pa. and Aaron Keeney, a community member from Huntingdon. Tuba: Charles Brehm, a freshman from Downingtown, Pa.; Mitch Laabs, Huntingdon Area High School; Earl Rogers, a sophomore from South Paris, Pa.; and Matt Vesper, a sophomore from Townsend, Mass. Percussion: Ashley Bauer, a freshman from Slatington, Pa.; Andrea Burton, a freshman from McLean, Va.; Sergio Lopez, a freshman from Edison, N.J.; Matina Patsos, a freshman from Petersburgh, N.Y.; Kathleen Vanderau, a sophomore from Scotland, Pa.; and Amy Wade, a senior from Schuylkill Haven, Pa.

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