Gustavus Symphony Orchestra to Perform Sunday

Posted on March 12th, 2007 by

The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra and conductor Warren Friesen will present its annual spring concert Sunday, March 18, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus. Featured on this concert are solo performances by Violist Katie Mason and Trombonist Sarah Demke, two winners from this season’s Concerto/Aria competition among students in the music department.

Sunday’s concert by the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra opens with Beethoven’s Overture to Coriolan, Op. 62 followed by Ernest Bloch’s Suite Hebraique, featuring violist Katie Mason. Trombonist Sarah Demke then joines the Orchestra to perform two movements from the Trombone Concerto composed in 1924 by Norwegian composer Launy Grondahl. The final work on Sunday’s concert is Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88.

Katie Mason is a sophomore from Albuquerque, New Mexico with majors in Communications and Women’s Studies. She studies viola with Warren Friesen. Sarah Demke is a senior biology major from Bismarck, North Dakota. She studies trombone with Scott Moore.

The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra’s Spring Concert is free and open to the public. The performance begins at 1:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall.


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