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Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra to Present Season Finale Concert April 25

Posted on April 12, 2011 in: Academics, Arts, Events, Faculty & Staff
Timothy Westerhaus will perform as piano soloist.

Timothy Westerhaus will perform as piano soloist.

Six GU Students Soloists to Perform Along with Timothy Westerhaus as Piano Soloist

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra will present its season finale concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 25 in Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave., downtown. General admission is $10, $8 for non-GU students and seniors; free to GU faculty, staff and students. Tickets are available at the Martin Woldson Theater ticket office or by calling (509) 624-1200. Tickets also will be available at the door.

Conducted by Kevin Hekmatpanah, the performance will feature the epic orchestral tour de force “Symphonie Fantastique” by Berlioz and the celebratory “Choral Fantasy” by Beethoven. For the “Choral Fantasy,” the orchestra will feature Timothy Westerhaus, Gonzaga’s director of choral and vocal activities, as piano soloist. Gonzaga student vocal soloists who will perform in collaboration with Gonzaga’s Choir and Chorale include: Nicole Heger, soprano; Lauren Bolkovatz, mezzo-soprano; Tori Tverdy, contralto; Brandon Garnreiter, tenor; Elliot Matheny, baritone; and Joey Valkevich, bass.

Westerhaus has had significant experience and success as a conductor, educator, singer, and pianist. He has conducted a variety of collegiate and professional ensembles in the United States and Europe. His teaching activities span from universities to national music organizations, and his solo appearances as tenor and pianist encompass music from the Baroque to modern eras.

A free shuttle bus will depart from St. Aloysius Church at 6:40 p.m. and 7:05 p.m., with a return pick-up after the concert.

For more information about this and all Gonzaga music department concerts, please call (509) 313-6733 or visit the department’s website.

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