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Symphony Orchestra to Present Spring Concert May 1

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Posted on Monday, April 23, 2012

The Westminster College Symphony Orchestra will present its spring concert Tuesday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The program will include: Mozart's "Concerto in A for Clarinet and Orchestra," featuring music education major John Stumpff on clarinet; Puccini's "Questo amor, vergogna mia" from Edgar, featuring baritone soloist Nicholas Popovich; and Beethoven's Symphony No. 6.

In addition to the students in the orchestra, Dr. Daniel Perttu, Westminster assistant professor of music, will play bassoon.

The Orchestra is under the direction of Dr. Melinda Crawford Perttu, Westminster assistant professor of music, who joined the faculty full time in 2011.  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.