Huntington to host Concerto Winners Concert

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2007-04-05
Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Department of Music will hold its seventh annual Concerto Winners Concert on April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts. The concert features the winners of the Huntington University Concerto Competition that was held in November 2006.

Performers from Huntington University include senior vocalist Cathy Bennett, a music education major from Centerville, Ind., with the “Jewel Song” from “Faust” by Charles Gounod; sophomore vocalist Bethany Goodwin, a music education major from Fort Wayne, Ind., with “Batti, batti, o bel Masetto” and “Vedrai, carino” from “Don Giovanni” by W.A. Mozart; junior vocalist Kara Judy, a church music major from Pierceton, Ind., with “L’amour est un oiseau rebelled” and “Pres des ramparts de Seville” from “Carmen” by Georges Bizet; sophomore pianist Alicia Pyle, a piano performance major from Fort Wayne, Ind., playing the third movement of the “Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor,” Op. 18 by Sergei Rachmaninoff; senior percussionist Ben Thompson, an instrumental performance major from Covington, Ind., playing the first movement of the “Concertino for Marimba and Orchestra,” Op. 21 by Paul Creston. The junior division winner, 12-year-old violinist Susie Koh, from Buffalo Grove, Ill., will play the first movement of “Symphonie Espagnole” by Edouard Lalo. The high school division winner, 17-year-old violinist Caleb Mossburg, from Uniondale, Ind., will play the first movement of the “Concerto No. 2 in D minor,” Op. 22 by Henryk Wieniawski.

All soloists will perform with the Huntington University Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Professor Scott Hippensteel.

Admission is $5 general admission and $3 for students, seniors and Huntington University faculty and staff. For reservations or information, call the Merillat Centre for the Arts Box Office at (260) 359-4261.
 
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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