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Juniata Orchestra Plays Vivaldi, Holst, Shubert, Tchaikovsky

(Posted November 28, 2011)

The Juniata College orchestra will perform at 3 p.m., Dec. 4 in Rosenberger Auditorium.

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College Orchestra will explore the work of four major composers from different cultures, time periods and levels of fame in its fall concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, in Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts on the Juniata campus.

Tickets are $5 for adults. All Juniata students are admitted free and students under age 18 also are admitted free. The Juniata College Orchestra is directed and conducted by Rebekah O'Brien, lecturer in music at Juniata.

The concert will open with a composition by Gustav Holst called "St. Paul's Suite." Holst, best known for his work "The Planets," wrote the piece to honor St. Paul's School for Girls, where he taught for three decades.

The string section of the orchestra will then play together on "Tango," by Astor Piazzola, an Argentine tango composer.

Next, the Juniata College Chamber Orchestra will perform "Gloria," by Antonio Vivaldi, a composition the group also performed at the college's Choral Union concert. In addition, the Vivaldi piece features vocal solos by Janice Mianulli, a voice instructor at Juniata, and Emily Wertz, a vocal instructor at Lycoming College.

he holiday season inspires the orchestra's performance of "The Nutcracker: Suite No. 1," a longtime favorite of Christmas dance aficionados written by Piotyr Tchaikovsky.

After intermission, the holiday season inspires the orchestra's performance of "The Nutcracker: Suite No. 1," a longtime favorite of Christmas dance aficionados written by Piotyr Tchaikovsky.

The concert will end with Franz Shubert's "Symphony No. 8," the famous "Unfinished Symphony." It is called "Unfinished" because Shubert only composed two movements.

The members of the Juniata Orchestra and Camber Orchestra are as follows:


Violin I: James Rixey, a senior from Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Kenichi Chien, a freshman international student from Japan; Zhongwei Hu, a senior international student from China; Destiny Waller, a Huntingdon Area High School student; Suyan Jin, a freshman international student from China; Samuel Hulse, a senior from Baltimore, Md.; Monica McGrath, a junior from Warrington, Pa.; Julia Noack, a freshman from Downingtown, Pa.; Eliza Phinney, a junior from Oberlin, Ohio; and Clare Lewis, a freshman from Duncansville, Pa.

Violin II: Valerie Deraville, a senior from Reading, Pa.; Haldis Andersen, a sophomore from Mooresville, N.C.; Amanda Epstein, a junior from Glen Head, N.Y.; Brianne Rowan, a senior from Port Townsend, Va.; Victoria Buser, a freshman from Allentown, Pa.; Carl Douglas, a sophomore from Sioux City, Iowa; Yue Qui, a student from the Grier School, Tyrone, Pa.; Michael Tucker, a student from the Grier School, Tyrone, Pa.; Carla Boyle, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; Vincent Knecht, a sophomore from Friedens, Pa.; and Alexander Hansen, a freshman from Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

Viola: Matthew Lambton, a senior from Ridgefield, Conn.; Arielle Webster, a senior, from Trappe, Pa.; Caitlyn Bowman, a junior from Seven Valleys, Pa.; Erik Krueger, a freshman from Maple Glen, Pa.; and Sylvia Ruggieri, a community member from State College, Pa.

Cello: Katerina Korch, a senior from Shillington, Pa.; Erin Burt, a senior from Spring, Texas; Taro Takashima, a junior international student from Japan; and Evan Mallory, a community member from Pittsburgh, Pa.

Bass: Audrey Zehren, a freshman from Seattle, Wash.; Caleb Campbell, a freshman from Pine Grove Mills, Pa.; and Amy Ankney, a freshman from Somerset, Pa.

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

Flute/Piccolo: Victoria Rehr, a sophomore from Wernersville, Pa.

Oboe: Robert Draham, a sophomore from Port Republic, Md.; Bridget Canning, a freshman from Centre Hall, Pa.; and YeJin Choi, from the Grier School, Tyrone, Pa.

English Horn: Robert Draham, a sophomore from Port Republic, Md.

Clarinet: Leandra Glumac, a sophomore from Munhall, Pa., and Nancy Vooys, a junior, from Mount Holly Spring, Pa.

Bass Clarinet: Janet Berlin, a Juniata College faculty member.

Bassoon: Hannah Hostak, a freshman from Centennial, Colo., and Allison Brown, a freshman from Monroeville, Pa.

Horn: Alexia Zimbicki, a senior from Shippensburg, Pa.; Stephanie Schmid, a junior, from Ellicott City, Md.; Adam Rothstein, a student from Huntingdon Area High School; Jill Keeney, a Juniata faculty member; and David Dunlap, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.

Trumpet: Katie Downey, a junior from Warren, Pa., and Brandon Leckemby, a freshman from Somerset, Pa.

Trombone: Maggie Burkett, a sophomore from Granville, Ohio; Aric Koestler, a sophomore from Palmyra, Pa.; Paul Keeney, a student at Huntingdon Area High School; and Kelsey Molseed, a sophomore from Allentown, Pa.

Tuba: Michael Plumer, a sophomore from Edgewood, Md.

Timpani/Percussion: Reinaldo Liem, a sophomore international student from Indonesia, and Katya Rebman, a sophomore from Elizabethtown, Pa.

The members of the Juniata College Chamber Orchestra are as follows

Violin I: James Rixey, a senior from Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Kenichi Chien, a freshman international student from Japan; Zhongwei Hu, a senior international student from China; Destiny Waller, a student at Huntingdon Area High School; Suyan Jin, a freshman international student from China; Monica McGrath, a junior from Warrington, Pa.; and Michael Tucker, from the Grier School, Tyrone, Pa.

Violin II: Valerie Deraville, a senior from Reading, Pa.; Julia Noack, a freshman, from Downingtown, Pa.; Samuel Hulse, a senior from Baltimore, Md.; Haldis Andersen, a sophomore from Mooresville, N.C.; Eliza Phinney, a junior from Oberlin, Ohio; Brianne Rowan, a senior from Port Townsend, Va.; Amanda Epstein, a junior from, Glen Head, N.Y.; and Yue Qui, a student from the Grier School, Tyrone, Pa.

Viola: Matthew Lambton, a senior from Ridgefield, Conn.; Arielle Webster, a senior, from Trappe, Pa.; and Sylvia Ruggieri, a community member from State College, Pa.

Cello: Katerina Korch, a senior from Shillington, Pa., and Erin Burt, a senior from Spring, Texas.

Bass: Audrey Zehren, a freshman from Seattle, Wash., and Caleb Campbell, a freshman from Pine Grove Mills, Pa.

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