The Westminster Symphony Orchestra (WSO)
will perform their annual free spring concert on Saturday, May 6 at 3 p.m. at
Carroll Community College (Carroll) in the Theater in the Scott Center.
The college is
located at 1601 Washington Road in Westminster, Md.
The WSO is comprised
of students from both Carroll Community and McDaniel Colleges. It is also open
to members of the community who play orchestral instruments.
Kirkpatrick is the director of the WSO and Cindy Rosenberg is the assistant
director. Kirkpatrick is director of Instrumental Music Studies at McDaniel. Rosenberg
is a faculty member at Carroll who serves as liaison between the two colleges
for the WSO.
The May 6
concert is titled “Many Moods” and features faculty member Alice Tung playing
Bruch’s Romanze for Viola in F Major, Op. 85.
Alice Tung is a
member of the Maryland Symphony and the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra. Former
principal violist and soloist of the Frederick Symphony Orchestra, Tung also
performs in orchestras throughout the northeast region including Virginia’s
Alexandria and Fairfax Symphony Orchestras. She received her Bachelor of Music
in Viola Performance from the Eastman School of Music and her Master of Music
in Viola Performance from the Peabody Conservatory.
She is a
faculty member at Carroll Community College, McDaniel College and a former
faculty member at Frederick Community College. Her students have won multiple
scholarships and have gone on to pursue music degrees including at the Royal
Scottish Academy of Music in Scotland.
Also on the
program is CPE Bach—Sinfonie No. 6 in E; Dag Wiren—Serenade for String
Orchestra; Alexander Borodin—In the Steppes of Central Asia; and Gioacchino
Rossini—The Barber of Seville Overture.
our program covers many time periods of composition: we start in the Classical
period with a "Sturm und Drang" symphony by C.P.E. Bach, a composer
usually not associated with orchestral music,” said Kirkpatrick. “The music
from this time period abruptly changes moods and sentiments, with frequently changing
dynamics and tempos.The viola
feature, by Max Bruch, is written in the Romantic style of composition, while
the remaining works include music from the late classical era up through the
20th century. In order to send the audience home with a familiar tune in their
heads, we are concluding the program with the well-known overture from the
opera "The Barber of Seville."
music has the power to evoke the entire spectrum of human emotion, from joy to
sadness and from agitation to calm. Sometimes all it takes is a change of key,
or the introduction of a specific instrument at just the right moment to send
the listener in a completely new emotional direction!” said Rosenberg.
performance by a symphony orchestra typically requires travel to Baltimore or
Washington, D.C.,” said Eric McCullough, director of Music at Carroll. “The WSO
provides a unique opportunity to area musicians and audiences by allowing them
to receive the full orchestral experience close to home. The WSO also provides
music students and community members with the opportunity to gain the
invaluable experience of performing in a full symphony orchestra.”
McDaniel students: James Abdu, Cachet Burke, Jonathan
Nepini, Maxwell Seigel, Fabiola Castillo, Robin Minch, Brandon Schlichtig; Alec
Hedstrom, Michael Nepini, Ryan GrantMcDaniel faculty: Nicholas Currie, violin instructor;
Alice Tung, viola instructor; Lynn Fleming, bass instructor; Rachel Andrews,
piano faculty, playing harpsicord; Nicolas Reider, trumpet instructor; Lynne
Griffith, French Horn instructor.Community members: Christina Cook, James Tung, Gracie
McNeal, Carolyn Taylor, Grace Boyd, Ashley Edwards, Jude Flynn-Lebischak; J.P.
Neubert, Deborah Handley; Barbara Bowen, Elisabeth Plescia; Jennifer Leitzel;
Galen Leitzel; Robert Sirois, Emma Neubert; Edward Hermoso; Joey Andrews; Mason
Hare; Danielle Mora; Chuck Siegel, Frank Taylor; Samuel Jones; Betsy Hiner.
Admission is free. For more information,