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Feb. 24, 2009

For Immediate Release

CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT CONCERTO SERIES CONCERT MARCH 12

By Hillary Wright, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.— The Campbellsville University Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. J. Robert Gaddis, Dean of the School of Music, will present a Concerto Series Concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in the Campbellsville Baptist Church Sanctuary.

“This concert will be a presentation of not only outstanding performances of student musicians but of the compositional talents of one student and the talents of two of the voice faculty of Campbellsville University,” Gaddis said.

The concert, which is free, is open to the public.

“This program contains great variety and outstanding displays of talent from students and professors,” Gaddis said.

Gaddis said John Lenox of Somerset, a graduate student completing a master of music in performance degree, will be the featured soloist for the Oskar Bohem Trumpet Concerto in F minor, Op. 18. The work is in three movements.

Lenox is married to Megan Lenox who leads the horn section of the orchestra.

The Carnival of the Animals, written by Camille Saint-Saens, will feature two graduate pianists, Eun-Hye (Grace) Lee from Buson, South Korea, and Zhiwei Zhang, from Shanghi, China.

Gaddis said this work parodies popular tunes and composers of the day as animals are depicted in various short movements including majestic lions, hens and cocks, wild donkeys, tortoises, elephants, kangaroos, an aquarium, persons with long ears, cuckoos in the heart of the woods, the aviary, pianists, fossils and swans.

He said much humor is depicted in this work as noted by the “persons with long ears” and “pianists” being labeled as animals.

Vocalists Dr. Mark Bradley and Dr. David Hedrick are featured in one of the most beautiful duets ever written, “au fond du temple, saint” from Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers, Gaddis said.

Bradley is in his 29th year on the voice faculty of Campbellsville University. Hedrick is a graduate of Campbellsville College and, after a career teaching in high school, has returned to Campbellsville University to serve as an adjunct music professor.

        

Wansoo Cho, associate conductor of the orchestra, will conduct this selection.    

   

Seth Johnson, a sophomore music major from Leitchfield, Ky., has written a cycle of tone poems for orchestra called the “Legend of Sherwood Forest.” The University Orchestra will perform two of the tone poems, Maid Marian and Robin Hood.

Members of the orchestra include: violin 1 – Sung Man Lee, Busan, South Korea, concertmaster; Jueun Kim of Korea; Heidy Ximenes, assistant professor of music; Courtney Gilbert of Buffalo, Ky.; and Marcos Silva of Fortaleza, Brazil;

           

Violin II – Saelim Jung, Unangwon, South Korea; David Lee, Seoul , South Korea; Seung Hwa Han of South Korea; Gart Kauffman of Campbellsville, Ky.; Julia Kauffman of Campbellsville; Caleb Rodrigues; and Elizabeth Lemmon of Somerset, Ky.;

           

Viola – Denis Santos of  Fortaleza, Brazil; Sarah B. Gilbert of Buffalo; Isaac Rodriguez of Fort Knox; Roger Noel Davis of Campbellsville; and Wansoo Cho of South Korea, adjunct instructor in music at CU;

           

Cello – Felix Borges of Recife, Brazil; Seth Johnson of Leitchfield, Ky.; Adrienne Gilbert of Buffalo; and Laura Kauffman of Campbellsville;

           

Double bass – Julie Caldwell, administrative assistant in purchasing at CU;

Flute – Saeromi Kim of South Korea; Sung Hye Kim of Korea; and Nell Haydon Chaudoin of Springfield, Ky.;

           

Oboe – Dong Suek Yu; and Yoo-Jin Lee of  Seoul Korea;

           

Clarinet – Jong-Kwon Lee; and Brittany Judd of Campbellsville;

Bassoon – Dana Etherington of Somerset, Ky.; and Kae Jin Kim of South Korea;

Horn – Megan Lenox of Somerset, Ky.; Bradley Whitehead of Russell Springs, Ky.; Bobbie Jo Sturm of Glasgow; and Woo Young Choi of South Korea;

Trumpet – John Lenox of Somerset; Tim Howe of Dry Ridge, Ky.; and Daniel Murphy of Bloomfield, Ky.;

Trombone –Warren Akers of Campbellsville; Seth Hart of Monticello, Ky.; and Stephen Coates of Leitchfield, Ky.;

           

Tuba – Al Courington of Madisonville, Ky.;

           

Percussion – Kyle Duke of Russell Springs, Ky.; Jared Clark of Versailles, Ky.; and Josh Naimo of Grand Rapids, Mich.

           

For more information about the concert, contact the School of Music at music@campbellsville.edu or (270) 789-5237.

Campbellsville University 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 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his tenth year as president.