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Juniata Orchestra to Perform Beethoven, Haydn Compositions

(Posted March 28, 2011)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- In addition to featuring a Juniata College student playing a Mendelssohn violin concerto, the Juniata College Orchestra will perform Beethoven's "Symphony No. 1" in concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 3 in Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts.

The concert tickets are $5 for adults and free for Juniata students and those under 18. The ensembles will be conducted by Rebekah K. O'Brien, lecturer in music at Juniata and director of the orchestra.

The program will open with chamber music performed by Juniata's honors cello trio. The three cellists will perform "Divertimento in D Major," by Franz Joseph Haydn. The three cellists are: Andreu Casas-Salleras, an international student from Spain; Katerina Korch, a senior from Shillington, Pa.; and Sarah Border, a junior from Williamsport, Pa.

After the introductory chamber music section, the concert will showcase James Rixey, a violinist and junior from Mechanicsburg, Pa., in playing "Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64," written by Felix Mendelssohn. The concerto is from the Romantic era and is one of the most popular violin concertos for classical music audiences.

Rixey was the winner of Juniata's 2010 Concerto Competition.

After a short intermission, the entire orchestra will perform "Symphony No. 1 in C Major," by Ludwig van Beethoven. Beethoven's first symphony is in four movements and features wind instruments at the forefront of the composition. The music is also influenced by Beethoven's teacher, Joseph Haydn.


The Juniata College orchestra personnel is as follows:

Violin 1: James Rixey, a junior from Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Valerie Deraville, a junior from Reading, Pa.; Zhongwei Hu, an international student from China; Monica McGrath, a sophomore from Warrington, Pa.; Samuel Hulse, a junior from Baltimore, Md.; Destiny Waller, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; and Eliza Phinney, a sophomore from Oberlin, Ohio.

Violin 2: Haldis Anderson, a freshman from Mooresville, N.C.; Erin McClure, a sophomore from Reading, Pa.; Carl Douglas, a freshman from Sioux City, Iowa; Erin Diabola, a junior from West Seneca, N.Y.; Amy Hunt, a junior from Lexington, Ky.; Carla Boyle, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa; and Emily Martin, a freshman from Cantonsville, Md.

Viola: Matthew Lambton, a junior from Ridgefield, Conn.; Kelly deWolfe, a freshman from Fayette, Maine; Arielle Webster, a junior from Trappe, Pa.; Sarah Lipiecki, a freshman from Haddonfield, N.J.; and Caitlyn Bowman, a sophomore from Seven Valleys, Pa.

Cello: Katerina Korch, a junior from Shillington, Pa.; Will Thurston-Griswold, a community member from Huntingdon; Taro Takashima, an international student from Tokyo, Japan; Nathan Salamone, a sophomore from Easton, Pa.; Sarah Border, a junior from Williamsport, Pa.; Samantha Bristol, a senior from Huntingdon, Pa.; and Evelyn Bookhammer, a community member from Alexandria, Pa.

Bass: Elizabeth Linde, a senior from Kirkwood, Pa., Allison Smith, a freshman from Hummelstown, Pa.; and James Dulaney, a sophomore from Towanda, Pa.

Flute: Claire Wayman, a sophomore from Ontario, N.Y., and Katelyn Hilands, a freshman from Johnstown, Pa.

Oboe: Laura Detwiler, a community member, and Robert Draham, a sophomore from Port Republic, Md.

Bassoon: Jody Butte, a lecturer in music at Juniata.

B-Flat Clarinet: Leandra Glumac, a freshman from Munhall, Pa.; Nancy Vooys, a sophomore from Mount Holly Spring, Pa.; and Steve Schmitt, a senior from New Providence, Pa.

Horn: Stephanie Schmid, a sophomore from Ellicott City, Md., and Anne Staudenmaier, a senior from Harrisburg, Pa.

Trumpet: Melissa King, a sophomore from Newtown, Conn., and Katie Downey, a sophomore from Warren, Pa.

Timpani: Sergio Lopez, a senior from Edison, N.J.

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