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Chamber Orchestra plans to end year on strong, loud note

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College Chamber Orchestra will be performing at 7:30 p.m. May 10 in Krehbiel Auditorium.

The Chamber Orchestra will perform, “Light Cavalry Overture” by Franz von Suppé, “Trauermusik” by Paul Hindemith, “Printemps” by James Stephenson, and “Berceuse and Finale” from “Firebird” by Igor Stravinsky.

“Trauermusik” will feature a viola solo by Kay Buskirk, adjunct instructor of music. Orchestra director, Timothy Shade, said that Buskirk approached him about doing the piece. Shade who wasn’t previously familiar with the piece for viola and string orchestra said, “it’s a lot of fun.”

Buskirk, adjunct instructor of music, is a violist who has participated with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra for 21 years. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Wichita Symphony Youth Orchestras Program.

Along with the piece with Buskirk, Shade said that “Berceuse and Finale” from Stravinsky’s “Firebird” is a good finale and way to end the year on a strong, loud note.

Admission is free and the concert will have a free-will offering during the intermission.

Orchestra members are: violin I, Rachel Voran, senior from Newton, Leah Clark, sophomore from Manhattan, and community member Emily Boehm; cellos, Anna Cook, junior from Lawrence, Andrew Voth, senior from Topeka, Erica Buller, senior from Lenexa, Nicole Smith, freshman from Elkhart, Ind., William Lewis, freshman from Newton; violin II, Elizabeth Akins, sophomores from Topeka, Carrie Schulz, junior from Newton, Lupita Gonzalez, freshman from Newton, Daniel Lassman, senior from Lawrence; viola, Emma Regier, junior from Newton, Terra Wiens, senior from Newton, Kristopher Dubach, freshman from Topeka; flutes, Erin Engle, freshman from Salem, Ore., Julie Wedel, freshman from Peabody; oboes, Jocelyn Wilkinson, freshman from San Antonio, Texas, Megan Leary, freshman from North Newton; clarinets, Joel Boettger, junior from Hesston, Natasha Orpin, sophomore from Canton; bassoon, Heather Garrison, senior from Haysville, Kevin Leary, senior from North Newton; basses, Landon Bartel, sophomore from Newton, Miriam Weaverdyck, junior from Ann Arbor, Mich., Rachel Evans, freshman from Bel Aire, Joe Kondziola, freshman from North Newton; french horns, Genevieve Rucker, senior from Lawrence, Emily Kliewer, senior from Aurora, Neb., Marissa Bontrager, freshman from North Newton, Julia Miller, junior from Halstead; trumpets, Austin McCabe-Juhnke, senior from North Newton, Kyle Doesken, junior from Derby, Taylor Stucky, freshman from Moundridge; trombones, Benjamin Harder, senior from Newton, Aaron Tschetter, freshman from Freeman, S.D., Rebecca Trumble, freshman from Newton; and tubas, Eric Goering, senior from McPherson.

Bethel College is the only private, liberal arts college in Kansas listed in the 2010-11 analysis of top colleges and universities in the United States, and is in the first tier in its category in the “U.S. News & World Report” annual ranking of “America’s Top Colleges” for 2011. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see

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