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Juniata Orchestra to Perform Dvorak Symphony

(Posted March 26, 2012)

The Juniata College Orchestra will play at 3 p.m., April 1 in Rosenberger Auditorium.

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College Orchestra will showcase the diverse work of four composers, including a performance of an entire Dvorak symphony at a concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 1, in Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts on the Juniata campus.

Tickets are $5 for adults and free for those under 18 and Juniata students with a current ID.

The orchestra is directed and conducted by Rebekah O'Brien, lecturer in music at Juniata College.

The concert will begin with "Overture to Abduction from the Seraglio" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The work was commissioned by Emperor Joseph II, and is based upon the story of two men attempting to rescue their lovers from a Turkish pasha's harem.

Referenced in the movie "Amadeus," the opera showcases the Turkish style that was popular at the time of its composition.

Next, the orchestra will feature piccolo soloist and 2011 Concerto Competition winner Victoria Rehr, a junior from Wernersville, Pa., performing the composition "Concerto for Piccolo and Orchestra" by New York City-based composer Lowell Liebermann.

Before intermission, the orchestra will feature the work of Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn in "Symphony No. 45 'Farewell' Presto-Adagio." Haydn is said to be the "father of the symphony." Forced to stay at his patron's home and play music while his wife stayed at home, Haydn hinted at his desire to go home during the final "adagio," hence the 'farewell' in the symphony's title.

After intermission, the orchestra will conclude with Antonín Dvo�?ák's "Symphony No. 8 in G minor," which is divided into four movements: "Allegro con brio," "Adagio," "Allegretto grazioso," and "Allegro ma non troppo." Dvo�?ák is from a small Bohemian village near Prague, and he is known for incorporating Czech folk idioms into his music.

The members of the Juniata College 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; Samuel Hulse, a senior from Baltimore, Md.; Julia Noack, a freshman from Downingtown, Pa.; Monica McGrath, a junior from Warrington, Pa.; and Clare Lewis, a freshman from Duncansville, Pa.

Violin II: Valerie Deraville, a senior from Maplewood, N.J.; 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; Carla Boyle, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.; Michael Tucker, a student from the Grier School, Tyrone, Pa.; and Yue Qui, a student from the Grier School, Tyrone, Pa.

Viola: Matthew Lambton, a senior from Ridgefield, Conn.; Kelly deWolfe, a junior from Fayette, Md.; Arielle Webster, a senior, from Trappe, Pa.; Caitlyn Bowman, a junior from Seven Valleys, Pa.; Erik Krueger, a freshman from Maple Glen, Pa.; and Katelyn Sten, a freshman from Macungie, Pa.

Cello: Katerina Korch, a senior from Shillington, Pa.; Erin Burt, a senior from Spring, Texas; Sarah Border, a senior from Williamsport, Pa.; Nathan Salamone, a junior from Easton, Pa.; Taro Takashima, a junior international student from Japan; William Thurston-Griswold, a student at Huntingdon Area High School; and Evelyn Bookhammer, a lecturer in music at Juniata College.

Bass: Audrey Zehren, a freshman from Seattle, Wash.; Caleb Campbell, a freshman from Pine Grove Mills, Pa.; and James Dulaney, a junior from Towanda, Pa.

Flute/Piccolo: Katelyn Hilandis, a sophomore from Johnstown, Pa.; Victoria Rehr, a sophomore from Wernersville, Pa.; and Alexander Debrect, a sophomore from Southbury, Conn.

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

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.; Jill Keeney, a Juniata faculty member; and David Dunlap, a community member from Huntingdon, Pa.

Trumpet: Katie Downey, a junior from Warren, Pa.; Brandon Leckemby, a freshman from Somerset, Pa.; and Melissa King, a junior from Newtown, Conn.

Trombone: Paul Keeney, a student at Huntingdon Area High School.

Timpani/Percussion: Silas Robinson, a sophomore from Sinking Spring, Pa., and Katya Rebman, a junior from Elizabethtown, Pa.

Piano: Richard Schur, a junior from Huntingdon, Pa.

Written by Ellen Santa Maria '12

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