Community Orchestra performs at BU

Community Orchestra performs at BU

For immediate release: Oct. 29, 2007

BLOOMSBURG — Members of the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Community Orchestra, featuring visiting double bass player Craig Butterfield, will give a fall concert on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2:30 p.m. in Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. The concert is open to the public free of charge.

The concert will include Symphony in G minor by Lalo and Concerto No. 2 in B minor for double bass by Bottesini.

Butterfield is an assistant professor of double bass and jazz studies at the University of South Carolina. He has toured extensively as a jazz artist, as well as a classical soloist and clinician. Butterfield has also been active in the studio, appearing on several jazz albums both as a performer and a producer.

The community orchestra is made up of BU students and area musicians. The repertoire ranges from classics to popular music. Performances include annual fall and spring concerts, an educational concert for school children, the Poinsettia Pops concert and the Symphony Ball.

Mark Jelinek, professor of music at BU, observes his 22nd year as conductor of the community orchestra and his 15th year as conductor of the BU Chamber Orchestra this year. Jelinek earned his doctor of musical arts degree from Arizona State University and has performed in cellos sections of orchestras in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California and Pennsylvania.

Jennifer Updegrove is in her ninth season as concertmaster for the community orchestra. She holds a bachelor of music degree in violin performance and is currently principal second violin for the Schuylkill Symphony Orchestra.

For more information, call BU’s music department at (570) 389-4284.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.

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