David Westfall and Eric Knorr

David Westfall (left) and Eric Knorr (right)

 

Wooster Symphony Orchestra Concert Showcases Ohio Talent

Performances Friday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, Feb. 19, at 4 p.m.

08 February, 2017 by Sarah Stanley

The Wooster Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Jeffrey Lindberg, will perform British, Armenian, and American compositions that highlight the talents of Ohio artists on Friday, Feb.17, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb.19, at 4:00 p.m. at the Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center, on the campus of The College of Wooster.

The concert begins with 1776: A Tribute to the Fallen by Ohio composer David Westfall, whose work often reflects his post-Oberlin-graduate experience as staff arranger for the 7th Army Soldier’s Chorus and 33rd Army Band in Heidelberg, Germany.

Performing Alexander Arutiunian’s Trumpet Concerto in A-Flat Major is Eric Knorr, a 1989 College of Wooster graduate. Knorr, an artist in residence in trumpet in the Department of Music at the University of Dayton, served as principal trumpet player with the United States Air Force Band of Flight at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio before retiring. His service in the same role with the USAF Heartland of America Band at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska included the band’s first deployment to support Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Knorr, who has performed in Wooster on a number of occasions, is the son of Jean Knorr and the late Frank Knorr of Wooster.

Kimberly McDonough '17 and Camille Boufford '17

Kimberly McDonough '17 (left) and Camille Boufford '17 (right)

Also soloing with the orchestra are two College of Wooster seniors. Violinist Kimberly McDonough, a music major from Kapaa, Hawaii, will solo in British composer Vaughn Williams’ lyrical ode to the skylark, The Lark Ascending. Violist Camille Boufford, a biochemistry and molecular biology major from Wexford, Penn., will perform the first movement from British composer William Walton’s Concerto for Viola and Orchestra.

Tickets are $10 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 of the concert. There is no charge for C.O.W. students, faculty, and staff. For more information, contact Jeff Lindberg at 330-263-2047.