Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Whitworth Orchestra to perform with Coeur d’Alene Symphony Oct. 11, 12


The Whitworth Symphony Orchestra will perform with the Coeur d’Alene Symphony on Friday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. in the Worship Theater of the Salvation Army Kroc Center, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Ticket are $8 for students with ID; $20 for adults and $15 for seniors. To purchase tickets, click here.


Under the direction of  Philip Baldwin and Daniel Demand, the Whitworth Symphony Orchestra and the Coeur d’Alene Symphony will present Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s Picture at an Exhibition, Leonard Bernstein’s Overture to Candide, Tchaikovsky’s Italien Capriccio, and Borodin’s Polovetsian Dances.

“I encourage members of the Whitworth, Spokane and Coeur d’Alene communities to come out for the concert. The music will be so wonderful and well-known to classical-music fans, and over 100 musicians will be involved in this student and community event.” says Philip Baldwin, Whitworth associate professor of music, conductor of the Whitworth Symphony Orchestra and concertmaster of the Coeur d’Alene Symphony.

“This concert will give us the chance to see and work with professional musicians, which is an amazing opportunity,” says Rachel Means, ’14, a violinist with the Whitworth Symphony Orchestra. “It isn't very common for two orchestras to work together like this.”

Looking ahead, the Whitworth Symphony Orchestra’s fall concert is Sunday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m. in Cowles Auditorium at Whitworth University. General admission is $5.  The concert is free for students and seniors.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of 3,000 students, offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Contacts:

Loree Swegle, music department program assistant, Whitworth University, (509) 777-3280 or music@whitworth.edu.

Lucas Beechinor, media relations manager, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or lbeechinor@whitworth.edu.