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Westminster Symphony Orchestra Opens Season with Fall Concert, Oct. 27

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Posted on Monday, October 16, 2017

Under the direction of Dr. Melinda Crawford Perttu, associate professor of music, the Westminster College Symphony Orchestra will open their season with a fall concert on Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium. The concert is free and open to all.

In addition to Westminster students and community guests, featured in the concert are Dr. Robert Knop, associate professor of physics, on viola and adjunct music faculty Robin Hasenpflug playing cello and Justin Bendel playing bass.

Together the symphony orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Egmont Overture; Brahms’s Hungarian Dances No. 2 and No. 7; and Four Norwegian Dances, op. 35 composed by E. Grieg. In traditional "fiddle band" style, the orchestra will play a three-piece performance set composed of three Scottish fiddle tunes entitled “Fingal’s Caves.” The set was arranged by Crawford Perttu and will feature her as a soloist.

For more information, contact Crawford Perttu at 724-946-7271 or email