Campbellsville University Orchestra to Perform ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ Dec. 7

By Joan C. McKinney, director of university communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The Campbellsville University Orchestra will present a concert Thursday, Dec.7 at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary of Campbellsville Baptist Church.

The University Orchestra is conducted by Dr. J. Robert Gaddis, dean of the School of Music. This concert is a part of the Centennial Celebration of Campbellsville University and will feature Dr. Robert Reynolds, a 1968 graduate of Campbellsville University as piano soloist performing Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto # 4, Allegro Moderato” Movement and the world famous “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin.

Other works on the program include the “Chorale and fourth movement of the Symphony #5 (Reformation Symphony)” by Felix Mendelssohn, “Egmont Overture” by Beethoven and “Introduction to Act III” of Lohengrin by Richard Wagner.

“Egmont Overture” will be guest conducted by Wan Soo Cho, a graduate conducting student at Campbellsville University.

Members of the University Orchestra include: violin – Aline Araujo, Jason Cormier, Courtney Gilbert. Erin Johnson, Ju-Eun Kim, Sung Man Lee, Sung Joo Lee, Diogo Pimentel, Ben Probus, Fabricio Soares, Elizabeth Trieu, Antonio Wu and Heidy Ximenes;

Viola — Wan Soo Cho, Sarah Gilbert, Roger Noel Davis, Sara Rnagel, Sara Rangel, Nilzeth Santos, Denis Santos, Jessica Smith and Jessica Smith;

Cello – Felix Borges, Saulo De Almeida, Mark Farrar, Nilson Galvão Jr. and Adrienne Gilbert; Double Bass – Julie Caldwell, Jonathan Chaudoin and Jezimar Norberto;

Flute – Nell Haydon, Sarah Norberto and Cheng-I Wu; Oboe – Yoo Jin Lee and Jeff Parks; Clarinet – Il Hun Jang and Jessica Kamaunu; Bass Clarinet – Dana Jones;

Bassoon – Dana Etherington and Hyo Jin Kim; Horn – Megan Lenox, Josh Pollock, Katherine Vinson and Bradley Whitehead; Trumpet – Curtis Bennett, John Lenox and Daniel Murphy; Trombone – Zach Shelton and Steven Smith;

Tuba – Al Courington; Percussion – Daniel Druen, Adam Hopper and Jacob Stickle; and Piano – Leonardo Santos.

The public is invited to the concert. For more information, contact the School of Music at (270) 789-5237.

Campbellsville University, now celebrating her Centennial year, is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,310 students who represent 100 Kentucky counties, 32 states and 28 foreign nations. Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” 14 consecutive years as one of the leading Southern master’s colleges and universities, Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his eighth year as president.

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