Symphony Orchestra to Present Winter Concert Feb. 19

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Westminster College Symphony Orchestra will present its winter concert Sunday, Feb. 19, at 3 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The program will include: Schubert's "Overture to Des Teufels Lustschloss" and "Serenade No. 1" by Brahms.

Westminster faculty in the orchestra are Dr. Larry Miller, associate professor of chemistry, on timpani and Dr. Daniel Perttu, assistant professor of music, on bassoon.

The Orchestra is under the direction of Dr. Melinda Crawford Perttu, Westminster assistant professor of music, who joined the faculty full time in August.  She earned an undergraduate degree from Duquesne University and master's degree and Ph.D. from Ohio State University.  She has studied Gaelic, fiddling, and fiddle pedagogy at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in Scotland. 

Contact Crawford Perttu at (724) 946-7271 or email for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th 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 376 Colleges" 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 42 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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