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Department of Music presents ASU Concert
Orchestra in performance Nov. 4
Oct. 29, 2008 --
University’s Concert Orchestra will perform on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 7:3
0 p.m., in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro.
Admission is free and the public is welcome. The Concert Orchestra is
under the direction of Dr. Neale Bartee.
The evening will begin with “Hoedown” from “Rodeo” by Aaron Copland;
“Sonata a Cinque No.1 for Trumpet and Strings” by Guiseppe Torelli,
featuring Richard Jorgensen, soloist; and “L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2” by
Georges Bizet. After a short intermission, the orchestra will proceed
with “Overture to Egmont” by Ludwig van Beethoven; “In the Steppes of
Central Asia” by Alexander Borodin; and “Jupiter” from “The Planets” by
Performing in the ASU Concert Orchestra are first violins, including
Kate Ryan, concertmaster, of Memphis, Tenn., William Overcash of
Brinkley, Nico Spiller of Hannover, Germany, Bill Keisker, Sebastian
Tarkington, Roby Johnson, and Friedric Tarkington of Jonesboro. Second
violins are Hannah Wakefield of Huntsville, Ala., Ann Swaty, Hope Smith,
Marcia Burns, Jennifer Hutchinson, Robert Burns, Anastasia Tarkington,
and Brooke Bomeke of Jonesboro. Violas include Chris Overcash of
Brinkley, Paul Markowski and Xavier Tarkington of Jonesboro, and
Shenetta Payne and Lorie Shavers of Pine Bluff. Cellos include Stacy
Murray of Conway, and Meghan Matthews, Elaine Bartee, and Richard Burns
of Jonesboro. Bass player: Kevin Cremeens of Westside. Saxophone: Claire
Richardson of Jonesboro. Euphonium: Matt Watson of Walnut Ridge. Piano:
Luca Strazullo of Italy. Flutes/Piccolos are Ashley Slayton of
Paragould, Candice Crawford of Hot Springs, Hannah Wakefield of
Huntsville, Ala., and Samantha Cohea of Marion. Oboe: Katie Fisher of
Jacksonville and Valerie Hoke of Jonesboro. English Horn: Pamela
Masterson of Homestead, Fla. Clarinets: Amy Van Slyke of Hardy, Samantha
Vaughn of Piggott, Kevin Burr of Mountain Home, and Melanie Partin of
Conway. Bass Clarinet: Amy Van Slyke of Hardy. Bassoons: Tiffany Schmidt
of Lakeview, Colo., and Bryan Eckert and Courtney Lafarlette of
Jonesboro. Horns: Charnrit Rengron-Asa of Thailand, Jeremy Lloyd of
Gosnell, Amber Keefer of Jonesboro, and Joclyn Eversoll of Highland.
Trumpets: Joseph Curtis of Trumann and Jon Stevenson of North Little
Rock. Trombones: J.D. Hogue of Jonesboro, Jeremy Ramsey of Brinkley, and
Treavor Mitchell of Westside. Tuba: Kenny Smith of Piggott.
Timpani/Percussion: Gabe Brown of Newport, Matt Boston of West Memphis,
Dustin Barker of Paragould, and Moose Davis of Jonesboro.
Donations may be made to the Orchestra fund or the Aileen Matthews
String Scholarship fund at the ASU Foundation, P.O. Box 1990, State
University, AR 72467.
For details, contact the Department of Music at (870) 972-2094.