Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

April 11, 2007

Whitworth Symphony Orchestra to Perform in Concert April 22

The Whitworth Symphony Orchestra will present its spring concert, "Concerto," on Sunday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Cowles Auditorium at Whitworth College. General admission is $5; all students and seniors are free. For more information, please call (509) 777-3280.

The ensemble will perform Seascapes and Fanfare, composed by Associate Professor of Music Brent Edstrom. The program will also include Concertino da Camera, by Jacques Ibert, featuring soloist Nathanael Ankeny, '08; Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra, by Henri Tomasi, featuring soloist Greg Hoff, '07; and Fantaisie, by Georges Hue, featuring soloist Maya Lewis, '10.

The Whitworth Symphony Orchestra and the String Department are under the direction of Philip Baldwin, D.M.A. The orchestra performs literature of the highest quality and features an annual concerto competition and local and regional tours. String players also enjoy many opportunities including performance classes, chamber music, guest master classes and frequent clinics with principal players and conductors of the Spokane Symphony. Whitworth's music faculty are current or past members of the Spokane Symphony and are active as recitalists, soloists and chamber musicians.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The college, which has an enrollment of 2,500 students, offers 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Contacts:

Philip Baldwin , conductor of the Whitworth Symphony Orchestra and director of string studies , Whitworth College , (509) 777-3268 or pbaldwin@whitworth.edu.

Joan Lack or Loree Swegle , music department program assistants , (509) 777-3280 or jlack@whitworth.edu or lswegle@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle , public information officer , Whitworth College , (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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