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Juniata Orchestra to Play 'Brandenburg Concerto' in Spring Concert

(Posted April 13, 2009)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College Sinfonia will perform one of the most well-known compositions of the Baroque era, "The Brandenburg Concerto No. 3," by Johann Sebastian Bach, as part of its fall concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 19, 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 Debbie Trudeau, lecturer in music at Juniata.

The concert will open with the third Brandenburg concerto, featuring the full Juniata Sinfonia playing the familiar Allegro, or first movement.

After the Bach selection, the college's cello choir will perform "May Song" and "Babylon." The cello choir is led by Evelyn Bookhammer, a lecturer in music at Juniata.

The evening of music will remain small-scale for the performance of "String Quartet No. 1," by J.C. de Arriaga, played by the Juniata Honors String Quartet. The members of the quartet are Anessa Kwon, a senior from Enola, Pa.; James Rixey, a freshman from Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Matt Lambton, a freshman from Ridgefield, Conn.; and Erin Burt, a junior from Spring, Texas.

The Sinfonia will return to play "Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 4" by Georg F. Handel. Violinists Kwon and Rixey will be featured in the next selection, "Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor," by J.S. Bach.

The concert will continue with two compositions, "Lord of the Dance" by Ronan Hardiman, featuring solos by Kwon and Matthew Scott, a sophomore from Sunderland, Mass., and "Adagio for Strings," by Samuel Barber. "Adagio for Strings" is renowned for its use in film scores, most notably in "Platoon."
The full Juniata Orchestra will return to conclude the concert, playing "Egmont Overture," by Ludwig von Beethoven. The orchestra will be conducted by Danielle Gaudry, lecturer in music at Juniata.


The Juniata students performing in the orchestra are as follows:

Violin 1: Anessa Ye Kyung Kwon, a senior from Enola, 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.; Michael Boersma, a sophomore from Baltimore, Md.; Emily Tagliati, a senior from Hollidaysburg, Pa.; and Debbie Trudeau, a lecturer in music at Juniata from State College, Pa.

Violin 2: Amy Frantz, a sophomore from Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Brianne Rowan, a freshman from Port Townsend, Wash.; Carla Boyle, a community member from Huntingdon; Amy Hunt, a freshman from Lexington, Ky.; Victoria Cavaliere, a sophomore from Rochester, N.Y.; and Heather Kostick, a freshman from Media, Pa.

Viola: Matt Lambton, a freshman from Ridgefield, Conn.; Arielle Webster, a freshman from Trappe, Pa.; Corryn Kosik, a sophomore from Harrisburg, Pa.; Ofir Tomer, a community member from Bellefonte, Pa.; and Caitlyn Bowman, a freshman from Seven Valleys, Pa.

Cello: Erin Burt, a junior from Spring, Texas; Matthew Scott, a sophomore from Sunderland, Mass.; 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.; Sarah Border, a freshman from Williamsport, Pa.; and Evelyn Bookhammer, a lecturer in music from Alexandria, Pa.

Bass: Elizabeth Linde, a sophomore from Kirkwood, Pa.

Flute: Samantha Shaiman, a freshman from Hatfield, Pa., and Victoria Lecuit, a freshman from Speonk, N.Y.

Clarinet: Allyson Edington, a freshman from Aaronsburg, Pa.; Steve Schmitt, a sophomore from New Providence, Pa.; Amy Breitinger, a senior from McKeesport, Pa.; and Tara Fitzsimmons, a mobile educator for Juniata's Science in Motion program.

Bassoon: Jody Butte, a community member from Huntingdon.

Horn: Hannah Sheridan, a sophomore from Danville, N.H.; Alexa Zimbicki, a freshman from Shippensburg, Pa.; and Neil Neigenfind, a freshman from Harrisburg, Pa.

Trumpet: Danielle Fantozzi, a freshman from Torrington, Conn., and Doug Wennick, a community member from Huntingdon.

Trombone: William Croissant, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; Ryan Knepp, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; and Mike Bliss, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.

Euphonium: Richard Fisher, a senior from Wellsboro, Pa.

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

Timpani: Matina Patsos, a sophomore from Berlin, N.Y.

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