Wooster Symphony Orchestra to Present Commencement Concert May 14
Will include highlights from Romeo and Juliet.
WOOSTER – The Wooster Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Jeffrey Lindberg, music director and conductor, and in partnership with the Ohio Light Opera, will present Tchaikovsky’s and Bernstein’s settings of Romeo and Juliet, Sunday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. in McGaw Chapel (340 E. University St.) on the campus of The College of Wooster.
The evening begins with Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture Fantasy, followed by selections from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. Following the orchestra’s presentation of Symphonic Dances, they will be joined by Ohio Light Opera soloists Sarah Best and Benjamin Krumreig, who will sing “Maria,” “One Hand, One Heart,” and “Somewhere.”
Nationally recognized mezzo-soprano and Ohio Light Opera veteran Best is well known for her portrayals in King and I, The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, and Kiss Me Kate. She has been a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, and New York City Center.
Acclaimed tenor Krumreig is remembered at Wooster for his performances in Brigadoon,One Touch of Venus, and La Vie Parisienne; he will return to the Freedlander stage this summer in The Music Man, H.M.S. Pinafore, Primrose, The Student Prince, and The Lady of the Slipper. He recently made his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Bernstein’s Mass.
Lindberg will recognize the orchestra’s graduating seniors.
Tickets are $10 and are available at Buehler’s Milltown and Towne Market, Lowry Center Wilson Bookstore, and The Wooster Book Company. Students will be admitted free of charge. For more information contact Jeff Lindberg at 330-263-2047.