Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

April 2, 2009

Whitworth Symphony Orchestra to Present April 18 Spring Concert

Who: Whitworth University Symphony Orchestra

What: Spring concert, "Solo Spiritoso"

When: Saturday, April 18, at 3 p.m.

Where: Cowles Auditorium at Whitworth University

Cost: $5 general admission; free for students and senior citizens. For more information, please call (509) 777-3280.

In its spring concert, "Solo Spiritoso," the Whitworth Symphony Orchestra will perform J.S. Bach's Concerto #1 in A Minor, Franz Joseph Haydn's Concerto for Oboe in C Major, and Gordon Jacob's Concerto for Trombone. The orchestra's performance also will feature Haydn’s Symphony No. 100, also known as the Military Symphony.

The Whitworth Symphony Orchestra and the Whitworth 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 university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The university, which has an enrollment of 2,600 students, offers 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Contacts:

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

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

Emily Proffitt, public information officer, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or eproffitt@whitworth.edu.

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