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02.19.22 | Armstrong Concert Hall
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Symphony Orchestra


Student Soloists Competition Winners Concert
Jan Wagner, artistic director and conductor

Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Armstrong Concert Hall
Shenandoah Conservatory

Clarinet Concerto

Artie Shaw (1910–2004)

Sarah McMichen, clarinet

Sous le dôme épais from Lakmé

Léo Delibes (1836–1891)

Bailey Kinsella, soprano
Grace Frame, soprano

Je suis Titania from Mignon

Ambroise Thomas (1811–1896)

Gabriella Pisacreta, soprano
Gonzalo Hidalgo, conductor

- intermission -

Clarinet Concerto

Carl Nielsen (1865–1931)

Peter Mattson, clarinet

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, op. 73

I. Allegro

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

Szymon Czerniak, piano
Gonzalo Hidalgo, conductor

Symphony Orchestra

Dane Frandsen*^
Khepesh Imhotep +>
Rosalee Discenza


Lillian Mathews, principal
Zach Gnall


Erin Eady*^
Jalen Mims> 
Yu Wang+
Kaelin Walton<^ 
Clair Cangialosi 
Brenda Herrera+>
Megan Frederick


Nathan Hott (Alto*)
Dominic Jackson (Alto*)
Alex Lopez (Tenor*)
Stephen Payes (Tenor*)


Scout Kirkham<^
Ethan Hahn>
Nicholas Peretti*+
Addison Ashley


Noah Van Deventer*^
Jacob Ford>
Zoe Mark
Duncan Moore


Talbot Jennings*
Sarah Thompson>
Gabriel Stachour


Jacob Ruthier<
Will Strickler
Jack Kerness
Sam Bradshaw
Chance Morris


Emily Ilyes, concertmaster 
Jian Song
Ashley Crawford
Elena Ross 
Bryan Pabellon
Ethan Hemmings
Tajai Shorter 
Kyrie Beiler
Meredith Kennedy
Gracie Elswick


Rachel Zhao, principal 
Emmeline Pasquerette
Nicholas Whitley
Danielle Lopez
Douglas Brown
Maria Pomares
Blake Cook
Luna Love-Hoffmann
Benjamin Bleam


Jaylon Hayes-Keller, principal
Jacob Adamson
Hannah "Sky" Hill
Alyssa Cabassa
Gavin Barricklow 
Charles Robertello
Franchezka Lynn Matundan
Niyah Gransbury
Sara Corrieri


Edward Cho<
John Keane*^+>
Alex Corley 
Kristian Dillon
Matthew Reffner 
Benjamin Figgs
Bethany Hovermale 
Sophia Alvini-Moore 
Madeline Southall


Brooke Rittner, principal 
Logan Unger
Raegan Fisher
Jack Penland
Michael Daly 
Charles Perry


Jan Wagner 

* Principal Artie Shaw
^ Principal Beethoven
+ Principal Leo Delibes
> Principal Ambrose Thomas
< Principal Nielsen
# Shenandoah University alumnus

SCSO Staff

Gonzalo Hidalgo, assistant conductor
Tajai Shorter, orchestra librarian
Kyrie Beiler, orchestra librarian
Megan Frederick, orchestra librarian
Matthew Reffner, orchestra librarian

2022 Chile Tour

2022 Symphony Orchestra Chile Tour

The Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra (SCSO) is planning to embark on its next international tour to Chile in May 2022! Under the leadership of Conductor, Director of Orchestral Studies and Professor of Conducting Jan Wagner, the orchestra has been reinvited by the Beethoven Foundation, Chile’s largest and most prestigious performing arts organization, to perform in Santiago, Chile’s capital.

Additional performances in the cities of Valparaiso, Talca and Chillán; outreach opportunities; cultural visits and more are in the works.

Assistant Professor of Piano Alexander Bernstein ’16, one of the newest additions to Shenandoah Conservatory’s esteemed faculty, will be the featured soloist during the tour.

Support the Tour

Although SCSO members commit to cover a large portion of the expenses to fund this project, additional financial support is needed to offset the extraordinary costs involved in international travel. Visit www.su.edu/chiletour to donate today. Add “Chile Tour” in the comments section under “Additional Information” to designate your gift.

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Contact Shenandoah Conservatory Director of Development Melanie L. Mathewes to explore additional ways to support the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming tour.

Melanie L. Mathewes
Shenandoah Conservatory Director of Development
mmathewe@su.edu | (540) 665-4733

Thank you for supporting the members of the SCSO and their 2022 Chile Tour!

Shenandoah University is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

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To learn more about joining the Dean’s Circle and the other ways you can make a transformative gift to Shenandoah Conservatory visit www.su.edu/performs/support or contact:

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mmathewe@su.edu  |  (540) 665-4733

Shenandoah University is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

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Contact Shenandoah Conservatory Director of Development Melanie L. Mathewes at (540) 665-4733 or mmathewe@su.edu for more information or other ways to give.

Shenandoah University is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.