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Symphony Orchestra to Present Holiday Concert Dec. 2

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Westminster College Symphony Orchestra will present its holiday concert Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

The program includes Tchaikovsky's "Marche Slave;" Haydn's "Symphony No. 26" ("The Christmas Symphony"); Anderson's "A Christmas Festival;" and Hofeldt's "Lullabye."

Westminster faculty participating in the orchestra are Dr. David Cushman, professor and chair of Westminster's Department of Economics and Business, on oboe; and Dr. Daniel Perttu, assistant professor of music, on bassoon.

The orchestra is under the direction of Melinda Crawford Perttu, who joined the Westminster faculty in August. She earned an undergraduate degree from Duquesne University and a master's from Ohio State University.

Contact Ms. Perttu at (724) 946-7271 or e-mail perttumh@westminster.edu for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is a top tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Guide to America's Best Colleges. Westminster ranked third among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 371 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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