Symphony Orchestra in Concert March 4

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Westminster College Symphony Orchestra will present its winter concert Thursday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

The program will include works by Sibelius, Saint-Saens, Mozart, Atwell, and Stephan. Senior music and Christian education major Jennie Smith will be featured in an oboe solo in Saint-Saens' "Bacchanale" from his opera Samson and Delilah.

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 Perttu at (724) 946-7271 or e-mail 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 to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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