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Susquehanna University Orchestra to Perform in Concert

SELINSGROVE—The Susquehanna University Orchestra will present a concert on Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. in the university’s Stretansky Concert Hall.

The concert will be conducted by Jennifer Sacher Wiley, associate professor of music at Susquehanna. Wiley holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

According to Wiley, the concert will feature the winners of this year’s concerto-aria competition, held during the first week of classes at Susquehanna: junior violinist Christa Conway, junior saxophonist Don-Paul Kahl and sophomore horn player Joel Gilbert. Each student will perform a solo with the orchestra.

“We're opening the program with an overture by Robert Schumann in commemoration of his 200th birthday,” said Wiley. “We're ending the program with Mussorgsky's ‘Pictures at an Exhibition,’ orchestrated by Maurice Ravel.”

The concert is free and open to the public.

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 36 states and 13 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.

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Karen M. Jones

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