Mount Union to Present Repertory Strings Concert

November 15, 2013

ALLIANCE, Ohio ­– The University of Mount Union Department of Music will present a Repertory Strings Chamber Orchestra concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 22 in Presser Recital Hall.

The concert will include performances of works by Franz Joseph Haydn, Franz Doppler, George Gershwin and Benjamin Britten. The program features the winners of this year's concerto and aria competition: senior music education major Heather Rice of Madison, OH and junior music education major Brianna Searing of Fort Wayne, IN, flutists, and sophomore music and accounting major Chie Nishikawa of Osaka, Japan, pianist.

The concert will be conducted by Dr. Elaine Anderson, professor of music at Mount Union. Anderson teaches cello, chamber music, theory and orchestral literature and conducts the Repertory Strings Chamber Orchestra. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in cello performance from the University of Alabama, a Master of Music degree in performance and theory from the Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree in string education from Concordia College. Her chamber music studies have included coaching’s with the American String Quartet and the Cadek Trio; orchestral studies mentors include Nathan Stutch and Carlton McCreery and conducting teachers include Carlton McCreery, J. Robert Hanson and David Gilbert. Anderson has performed in master classes for Yo-Yo Ma and Carter Brey and she has been a featured soloist with orchestras in Minnesota, Alabama, Ohio, North Carolina and the National Symphony of Bolivia. Prior to joining the faculty at Mount Union College, Anderson performed with several orchestras in the Southeast and held teaching positions in Georgia and Alabama.

Founded by Anderson in 1998, the Repertory Strings is a small chamber orchestra made up of Mount Union students, string faculty, advanced high school players and invited community members.

The concert is free and open to the public. Due to ongoing construction at the site of the new Performing Arts Complex, no on-site parking is available behind the building. Alternate parking is available on Simpson and Vincent Streets and in the Eells Art Center parking lot, as well as in other campus parking lots. For more information, contact Mount Union’s Department of Music at (330) 823-3206.


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