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    University String Orchestra performs Nov. 18

    University String Orchestra performs Nov. 18

    November 15, 2022

    Performance Music at The University of Scranton will present a concert featuring The University of Scranton String Orchestra on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022.

    The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue, downtown Scranton. Admission is free, with seating on a first-come, first-seated basis.
    (As of this writing masks are optional, but please check Performance Music’s website, scranton.edu/music, within 24 hours of the concert for information regarding venue requirements for audiences, as policies regarding campus health and safety may change throughout the season.)

    At the concert, the String Orchestra will perform arrangements of music by Bruckner, Handel, and Shostakovich, as well as works by contemporary composers Yukiko Nishimura, Soon Hee Newbold, Brian Balmages and William Hofeldt, according to Performance Music Conductor and Co-Director Philip Kuehn.

    “The String Orchestra’s repertoire for this concert spans a few centuries and styles, and is sure to include something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you like the classics or the contemporary, you’ll hear it on Nov. 18th,” stated Kuehn.

    The University of Scranton String Orchestra is a 30-member string ensemble made up of students from majors spanning the curriculum. The primary focus of Performance Music at The University of Scranton is its student choral and instrumental performing ensembles. There is no major in music at the University, and all enrolled Scranton students (undergraduate and graduate) are eligible for membership in the University Bands, University Performance Choirs, University String Orchestra and Ensembles, and Steel Drum Ensemble. Neither an audition nor enrollment fee is required for membership.

    Other programs within the department, including small ensemble and chamber ensemble music-making opportunities, guest artist concerts, World Premiere Composition Series, the Nelhybel Collection, and Scranton Brass Orchestra, closely coordinate programming with the student ensembles and offer unique opportunities for student musicians in the ensembles to hear, observe, interact, and perform with numerous world-class musicians and artist-teachers. A number of members of the faculty and staff, as well as alumni from the region, also perform with the groups. Each year, hundreds of students participate in the ensembles.

    For additional information on the concert, call 570-941-7624, email music@scranton.edu or visit scranton.edu/music.

    Want to go?

    What: In Concert: The University of Scranton String Orchestra, presented by Performance Music at The University of Scranton

    When: Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

    Where: Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue, downtown Scranton

    Admission: Free

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