Orchestra Sets Fall Concert

Dr. Joan Griffing instructs student Kara Glick
Dr. Joan Griffing instructs student Kara Glick

The EMU orchestra’s fall concert will include several note-worthy special features.

The program, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in Lehman Auditorium, will spotlight Lori Piitz, interim piano professor, and Daniel Stutzman, a recent EMU music graduate, as duo piano soloists in Saint-Saens’ "Carnival of the Animals."

Dr. Joan Griffing, chair of EMU’s music department, will conduct the 50-member ensemble comprised of students and community persons.

Short poems introducing each animal will be read throughout the performance by Patrick Reynolds, interim assistant professor of theater.

The concert will also include the popular "Fireworks Music" by George Frederic Handel and the much-loved "Unfinished Symphony" by Franz Schubert.

Admission is free; donations are welcomed for EMU music department student scholarship fund.