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Juniata Orchestra to Perform Full Program of Classical Music

(Posted November 24, 2008)

-HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College Orchestra will perform one of the most beloved compositions in classical music, Ludwig van Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5," as part of its fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, in Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts on the Juniata campus.

Tickets for the concert are $5 for adults and free for children under age 18 and for Juniata students with current identification. The concert will be conducted by James Latten, associate professor of music at Juniata.

"Juniata's string program, now a full sized orchestra, has grown in excellence and size, exponentially beyond what any of us expected would be possible."
Debbie Trudeau, lecturer in music

The concert will open with the famous Fifth Symphony, renowned for its thundering introduction. The symphony is one of the most recorded compositions in classical music and has been used in countless, films and television shows.

"Juniata's string program, now a full sized orchestra, has grown in excellence and size, exponentially beyond what any of us expected would be possible, says Debbie Trudeau, music director and lecturer in music at Juniata. "It is truly a fine collegiate orchestra, and it's a joy to work with these performers."

After the Beethoven piece, the concert will downsize for the college's cello choir, performing "French Folk Song." "Rigadoon" and a selection from Moussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition." The cello choir is led by Evelyn Bookhammer, a lecturer in music at Juniata.

The orchestra will return to play "Concerto for Clarinet, Movement 1" by Wolfgang Mozart. The soloist for the piece is clarinetist Steven Schmitt, a sophomore from New Providence, Pa. Schmitt was co-winner of the 2008-2009 Juniata Concerto Competition.

The concert will conclude with two compositions, "Troika," from "Lt. Kije Suite" by Sergei Prokofiev, and "Farandole" from "L'Arlesienne," by Georges Bizet.

The Juniata students performing in the orchestra are as follows:
Violin 1: Anessa Ye Kyung Kwon, a senior from Enola, Pa.; Kurt Ammerman, a senior, from Philipsburg, Pa.; James Rixey, a freshman from Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Zhongwei Hu, a freshman international student from China; Amy Frantz, a sophomore from Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Samuel Hulse, a freshman from Baltimore, Md.; Valerie Deraville, a freshman from Maplewood, N.J.; Brianne Rowan, a freshman from Port Townsend, Wash.; Michael Boersma, a sophomore from Baltimore, Md.; Emily Tagliati, a senior from Hollidaysburg, Pa.; Destiny Waller, a community member from Huntingdon; and Debbie Trudeau, a lecturer in music at Juniata from State College, Pa.

Violin 2: Andrea Gibble, a sophomore from York, Pa.; Erin Dlabola, a sophomore from West Seneca, N.Y.; Alyssa Kress, a sophomore from Spring Grove, Pa.; Karla Rodriguez, a junior from Huntington Station, N.Y.; Carla Boyle, a community member from Huntingdon; Fiona Grugan, a community member from Huntingdon; Amy Hunt, a freshman from Lexington, Ky.; Heather Kostick, a freshman from Media, Pa.; and Marysa Milinichik, a freshman from Whitehall, Pa.

Viola: Matt Lambton, a freshman from Ridgefield, Conn.; Arielle Webster, a freshman from Trappe, Pa.; Corryn Kosik, a sophomore from Harrisburg, Pa.; Sarah Slat a junior from Hollidaysburg, Pa.; and Caitlyn Bowman, a freshman from Seven Valleys, Pa.

Cello: Erin Burt, a freshman from Spring, Texas; Caroline Frawley, a freshman from Silver Spring, Md.; Katerina Korch, a freshman from Shillington, Pa.; Tim Pavlic, a junior from Altoona, Pa; Ashley Cunningham, a sophomore from Pittsfield, Pa.; Samantha Bristol, a sophomore from Lone Tree, Colo.; Steve Schmitt, a sophomore from New Providence, Pa.; and Evelyn Bookhammer, a lecturer in music from Alexandria, Pa.

Bass: Matthew Bailey, a sophomore from East Petersburg, Pa., and Elizabeth Linde, a sophomore from Kirkwood, Pa.

Piano: Emily Brant, a junior from Berlin, Pa.

Flute: Chelsea Winder, a senior from Altoona, Pa.; Kara Karstetter, a senior from Lewistown, Pa.; Samantha Shaiman, a freshman from Hatfield, Pa.; and Nicole Denny, a senior from New Milford, Pa.

Oboe: Alec Brown, a senior from Huntingdon, and Samantha Renninger, a community member from Lewistown, Pa.

Clarinet: Allyson Edington, a freshman from Aaronsburg, Pa., and Matt White, a sophomore from Columbia, Md.

Bass Clarinet: Janet Berlin, a community member from Huntingdon

Bassoon: Jody Butte, a community member from Huntingdon, and Monica Tully, a senior from Altoona, Pa.

Horn: Hannah Sheridan, a sophomore from Danville, N.H.; Anne Staudenmaier, a sophomore from Harrisburg, Pa.; Alexa Zimbicki, a freshman from Shippensburg, Pa.; Jay Hosler, associate professor of biology at Juniata, from Huntingdon; and Jill Keeney, Goodman-Rockwell Chair in Biology, from Huntingdon.

Trumpet: Mike Madden, a senior from McVeytown, Pa.; Ken Goodfellow, a sophomore from Duncansville, Pa.; Doug Wennick, a community member from Huntingdon; and Jordan Canner, a community member from Huntingdon.

Trombone: William Croissant a community member from Huntingdon, and Adam Fehn, a sophomore from Mercersburg, Pa.

Tuba: Matt Vesper, a junior from Townsend, Mass.

Percussion: Ashley Bauer, a junior from Slatington, Pa.; Andrea Burton, a sophomore from McLean, Va.; Elliot Haney, a senior from Duncansville, Pa.; and Kathleen Vanderau, a junior from Scotland, Pa.


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