Arts & Culture Events
Master Works Symphony at LHU March 25
University and community performers present orchestral and choral concert
March 25, 2012
The Lock Haven University/Community Orchestra and the Lock Haven Community Chorus will present their Masterworks Concert at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 25 in Price Performance Center. The concert is free and the public is invited to attend.
The Orchestra will perform the Egmont Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven; Coronation March from The Prophet, by Giacomo Meyerbeer; and Piano Concerto in A Minor Op. 16, by Edvard Grieg. The soloist for the Grieg concerto will be Jessica Walizer, a junior Music Education major and BFA Piano Performance major.
The Community Chorus will perform works by twentieth-century English composer John Rutter, including excerpts from Requiem, Seeds Grow to Plants from Canticles of America, and A Clare Benediction.
The Lock Haven University/Community Orchestra, established in 1968, plays a variety of music from show tunes and light classics to symphonic selections. The musicians range in age from the teens to 80-plus. The conductor is LHU Assistant Professor Jack R. Schmidt. Top of Form
The Lock Haven Community Chorus is comprised of talented area residents of all ages, from teens to senior citizens. Established in 1971, the chorus performs a wide range of music, from novelty numbers through sacred and secular compositions, to great masterpieces of choral music.
Barbara J. Kellerman, an area musician, is currently conducting the chorus while Kay E. Knarr-Fisher is on leave this concert season. Katy Ann Stern will be piano accompanist.
Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania