April 13, 2024 @ 7:30 pm
Susquehanna University

SELINSGROVE — Susquehanna University’s instrumental ensembles will present several concerts during the upcoming spring.

All concerts will be held in Stretansky Concert Hall in the Cunningham Center for Music and Art and are free and open to the public.

The Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13. Under the direction of Zachary Levi, assistant professor of music, the ensemble will perform music that depicts the five elements or transformations of energy — wood, fire, earth, metal and water. The concert will feature the music of Linda Robbins Coleman, Claude Debussy, George Fredrick Handel, Bedrich Smetana and Richard Strauss. It will also feature concerto competition winner Seth Rockovich ’27 on saxophone.

The Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26. In celebration the 100th anniversary of Goerge Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” the Jazz Ensemble will perform the original 1924 score commissioned by bandleader Paul Whiteman. Susquehanna’s performance of the iconic piece will feature Jaime Namminga, assistant professor of music, on piano. The Jazz Ensemble will also perform traditional big band music.

The Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Under the direction of Eric L. Hinton, director of bands, department head and associate professor of music, the ensemble will perform works including “Somersault,” “Duende,” and “The Suite of English Folk Dances.” The concert will also feature a piece that University President Jonathan Green has written for the ensemble.