Wooster's Symphony to Present Commencement Concert May 11

All members of the community are invited to The Wooster Symphony Orchestra's commencement concert Sunday, May 11, 8:15 p.m. in McGaw Chapel, 340 E. University Street on the campus of The College of Wooster, under the direction of Jeffrey Lindberg, professor of music and music director.

6 May, 2014

All members of the community are invited to The Wooster Symphony Orchestra's commencement concert Sunday, May 11, 8:15 p.m. in McGaw Chapel, 340 E. University Street on the campus of The College of Wooster, under the direction of Jeffrey Lindberg, professor of music and music director.

Aaron Copland's "Quiet City" opens the concert, with soloists Laura Shouha, English horn, and Eric Knorr, trumpet. Shouha, a 1992 graduate of The College of Wooster, teaches oboe at The University of Texas A&M and is principal oboe with the Irving Symphony Orchestra. Knorr, Wooster class of 1989, is principal trumpet with the United States Air Force Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio and teaches high brass at Central State University. He is a founding member of the Oakwood Brass Quintet and member of the Wright State University Faculty Brass Quintet.

Also on the program is Samuel Zyman's Concerto No. 2 in D Minor for Flute and Orchestra with soloist Kimberly McCoul Risinger, a 1990 graduate of The College of Wooster. Professor of flute at Illinois State University, Risinger is principal flutist with the Illinois Symphony and Chamber orchestras, and is also a member of multiple chamber and festival ensembles.

The 85-person orchestra concludes the evening and its 2013-14 season with Gustav Mahler's monumental Symphony No. 1 in D Major.

Tickets are $5 (free for students) and are available at The Wooster Book Company, Buehler's (Milltown and Towne Market), the Lowry Center Wilson Bookstore on campus, and at the door the evening of the concert. C.O.W. students, faculty and staff may obtain complimentary tickets at the Lowry Center Wilson Bookstore.