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Westminster College Symphony Orchestra to Present Winter Concert Feb. 25

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Symphony Orchestra will present its winter concert Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.  The event is free and open to the public.

The program will include Saint-Saëns' "Bacchanale" from Samson and Delilah, "Adagio and Fugue" in C minor by Mozart, "Rhosymedre" by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and "Four Norwegian Dances" by Edvard Greig.

The orchestra is under the direction of Dr. Melinda Crawford Perttu, assistant professor of music. She directs the symphony orchestra, teaches the string pedagogy sequence as well as private violin and viola lessons, and supervises the weekly string master class. She joined the Westminster faculty in 2009.  Crawford Perttu earned an undergraduate degree from Duquesne University and a master's and doctorate from Ohio State University.

Westminster College offers a broad program in music, open to majors and non-majors alike. The Choral and Instrumental Programs at Westminster College include 350-400 students from all areas of the campus. Students may choose from five large instrumental performing groups on campus.

Contact Dr. Melinda Crawford Perttu at 724-946-7271 or email for additional information.