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NGU orchestra performs final concert of season Tuesday

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Published on Friday, April 26, 2013

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The North Greenville University Orchestra will present its season finale Tuesday April 30 at 7 p.m. in Turner Chapel on the NGU campus.

North Greenville University / Submitted

The North Greenville University Orchestra will present its season finale Tuesday April 30 at 7 p.m. in Turner Chapel on the NGU campus.



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Boy soprano soloist Ethan Byars, 12, will also perform.

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Boy soprano soloist Ethan Byars, 12, will also perform.

The North Greenville University Orchestra will present its season finale Tuesday April 30 at 7 p.m. in Turner Chapel on the NGU campus.

The concert is free and the public is invited to attend an evening of orchestral favorites, old and new, featuring North Greenville graduate and composer Brett Ensley, North Greenville senior flute soloist Constance Petersen, North Greenville piano professor Kuo-Pei Cheng-Lin, and North Hills Community Church children’s choir member and boy soprano soloist Ethan Byars.

The North Greenville University Orchestra is in its fifth season and is under the direction of Dr. Michael Weaver.

Tuesday’s concert will feature a variety of musical genres and styles.  Two works to be presented were written within the past few years. Brett Ensley’s video game composition “When Faith Begins” and a “Symphonic Suite” from Howard Shore’s movie score “Lord of the Rings”, which will feature a boy soprano solo.

Other solo works will be Reinecke’s Ballade for Flute and Orchestra featuring Constance Petersen on flute, and Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 featuring Kuo-Pei Cheng-Lin on piano.

Other orchestral works will include the first movement of Haydn’s Symphony No. 104, “London,” and Chabrier’s Habanera.

Ethan Byars, 12, is a member of the North Hills Community Church children’s choir. 

Constance May Petersen is a senior music performance major at North Greenville University studying with Martha Kitterman. She is principal flute in the NGU Orchestra, Flute choir and Concert Band, where she also plays piccolo.

A Greenville resident since 2004, Cheng-Lin is serving as principal pianist for the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra and pianist for the Greenville Chinese Christian Church.

 

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