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Westminster to host two Scottish fiddling concerts in July

Friday, June 22, 2018

NEW WILMINGTON, PA – Westminster College’s Strathgheny School of Scottish Fiddling will host two concerts in July in the Anderson Amphitheater on Westminster’s campus.

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Opera Westminster to Present “The Marriage of Figaro”

Friday, March 23, 2018

On Saturday, April 7 in Orr Auditorium, Opera Westminster will present the full-scale opera “The Marriage of Figaro” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (in English) at 7:30 p.m. This light-hearted opera, directed by Mihai Valcu, will showcase faculty members and students from the School of Music and is open to the public for free admission.

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Westminster College Band Students Perform with Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Honors Band

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Last month, a group of Westminster College Band students performed in the 71st Annual Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Honors Band at Mansfield University under one of the top composers in the country Professor Mark Camphouse. The Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Honors Band is the longest continuing honors band of its type in the entire country, and this year's band represented 25 colleges and universities throughout the commonwealth.

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Concert Pianist and Music Professor Produces Solo Album Featuring Westminster Faculty Composers

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Music professor and concert pianist Dr. Nancy DeSalvo produced a solo CD with recorded works by faculty composers Dr. Daniel Perttu and Dr. Jason Howard. The process required years of practicing the composers’ sonatas before the recording date and multiple stages of editing. However, after working on the CD for over three years, DeSalvo finally released it on Feb. 9. 

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Symphony Orchestra Prepares Winter Concert, Feb. 22

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Westminster College Symphony Orchestra will host a winter concert on Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

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Jazz Ensemble Presents Winter Concert with Guest Artist Scott Belck

Monday, February 12, 2018

The Westminster College Jazz Ensemble will perform their annual winter concert on Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. in Berlin Lounge. The ensemble will be joined by guest trumpeter, Dr. Scott Belck. Belck will be featured on several charts including Dizzy Gillespie's "Manteca" and Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine." 

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"Music with Friends" Concert Series Opens Second Season

Monday, February 12, 2018

The Westminster College Symphonic Band will open the second season of “Music with Friends” concerts on Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Will W. Orr Auditorium at Westminster College. Joined by special guests, alumnus Matthew Newman ’01 and the Beaver Local High School Band, the two dynamic groups will perform music from composers Gustav Holst, Malcolm Arnold, Alfred Reed and more.

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Westminster College Music Faculty Present Trumpet and Piano Recital

Monday, January 22, 2018

Dr. Timothy Winfield and Dr. Nancy DeSalvo will present their trumpet and piano recital, “Musical Shorts and Landscapes,” on Friday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wallace Memorial Chapel at Westminster College. The recital is free and open to the public.

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Dr. R. Tad Greig Spreading Music Throughout the Region

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Dr. R. Tad Greig, director of instrumental activities and professor of music at Westminster College, is busy making music throughout the area during the first couple weeks of January. On Thursday, Jan. 4, Dr. Greig is guest conducting the Lawrence County All-Star Band, a collection of the top instrumentalists from the 8 area high schools, at Westminster at 7:00 p.m. This is a one-day event, featuring both a junior high honors band and a senior high honors band.

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