Concert to highlight USD students

Concert to highlight USD students
The USD Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, and Men's and Women's Chorus will combine with the USD Symphony Orchestra for a free concert on Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Slagle Auditorium. Dr. David Holdhusen, direction of choral activities, will conduct the famous Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi. Student soloists for the Vivaldi will be Laura Bertschinger, Julie Dieltz, Laura Kuschel, Kjersten Ohrlund, and Sara Otteman.

Each year the orchestra has a concerto competition open to all junior, senior or graduate USD students. This year there were three winners. Suzannah Bryan, who will play the first movement of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, is a senior music education major and she studies with Dr. Holly Haddad.

The first and last movements of Dragonetti's dramatic Concerto for Double Bass will feature another winner of the competition, Josh Rieck, a first-year graduate student who studies with Dr. Richard Rognstad.

The third winner, Conor Jensen, a senior music performance major, will play the first movement of Mozart's Fourth Horn Concerto. Dr. Gary Reeves is Jensen's teacher. Derick Rehurek, a junior music education major, will conduct the orchestra in two movements of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.

The orchestra will also give the program for the fourth-grade students of the Vermillion public schools at 10 a.m. the same morning. For additional information contact Rick Rognstad, 677-5722.

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