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Whitworth Symphony Orchestra Presents “My Mind to Me A Kingdom Is” at St. Luke Lutheran Church

February 16, 2022

The Whitworth Symphony Orchestra invites the public to attend its annual spring concerto concert on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church. 

The orchestra, under the direction of conductor Philip Baldwin, will perform with the five winners of its concerto competition. They are:

Isaac Price (piano)

Sydney Glover (soprano)

Nina MacDonald (composer)

Enoch Tsai (cello)

Karen Watarida (flute) 

The orchestra has previously performed at the Washington Music Educators Association regional and All-Northwest conferences, and will again be the featured collegiate orchestra in 2022.  

As part of its outreach, recruiting and cultural exchange goals, the orchestra tours biannually, with Italy being the 2019 destination. Previous tours have included Hawaii, New York City, San Francisco and Salt Lake City. 

The orchestra is open to all qualified string musicians, regardless of major. Students benefit from outstanding opportunities including performance classes, chamber music, master classes (from such notable teachers and violinists as James Buswell and Charles Castleman), and clinics with principal players of the Spokane Symphony. The string quartet and the string chamber orchestra provide additional opportunities for the most ambitious players.  

The concert will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person:

This event is free and open to the public. Masks are required during the concert, and physical distancing is encouraged.

About Whitworth University:

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of more than 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


Trisha Coder, media relations manager, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or