Susquehanna University Orchestra to Perform in Concert
SELINSGROVE—The Susquehanna University Orchestra will present a free public concert entitled “Percussion Moods: Comedy, Tragedy and Ennui” on Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. in the university’s Stretansky Concert Hall. The program will showcase the orchestra’s percussion section to express a wide range of emotions, along with a bit of comedy.
Conducted by Jennifer Sacher Wiley, associate professor of music at Susquehanna, the concert will feature Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 1; Darius Milhaud's “Percussion Concerto,” performed by instructor and percussion soloist Gregory Alico; and “Double Secret Probation,” a work by Composition Instructor Patrick Long, featuring Tom Rambo, assistant vice president of student life and director of public safety, as a surprise guest artist. The piece references “National Lampoon's Animal House" and is intended to celebrate traditional tensions between administration and the student body.
“I highly recommend that the community joins us in our celebration of three great composers and their contribution to the musical canon,” said Noel Anthony Muñoz, a Susquehanna music major who serves as orchestra assistant and concertmaster. “I think the audience will enjoy learning, both visually and aurally, how orchestral music can relate to the psychology of moods and emotions.”
Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 17 states and seven countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu.
Karen M. Jones