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Moravian College Community Orchestra to Perform February 24

Premier of Ian Vogler ’13 composition Soundscape for Orchestra

Ian VolgerBethlehem, Pa., February 6, 2013 – The Moravian College Community Orchestra (MCCO) will perform on Sunday, February 24, at 7 p.m., in the Foy Concert Hall. The concert will mark the world premier for student Ian Vogler’s composition, Soundscape for Orchestra. The orchestra will also perform Bizet’s Carmen Suite No. 1, and Mendelssohn’s Music from Midsummer Night’s Dream. Lawrence Wright, trumpet, will join the Orchestra for the evening and Donald Spieth will serve as conductor.

Vogler is a senior at Moravian currently majoring in composition. He won the annual New Jersey state-wide composition contest in 2008 and 2009. He is the principal saxophonist in the MCCO, soloing on alto sax in Bizet’s L’Arlésienne and in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue during the 2011-2012 school year.

Wright will be the featured trumpet soloist on Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto in E flat Major. He is the principal trumpet of the Allentown Symphony, Bethlehem Bach Festival Orchestra, Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, co-principal trumpet of Philadelphia Brass, and artist lecturer at Moravian College.

Spieth is an artist-in-residence in music and conductor of the Moravian College Community Orchestra. He started the ensemble forty years ago. He also spent twenty-five years serving as the Music Director and Conductor of both the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra, and the Schuylkill Symphony Orchestra.

Foy Hall is located on Moravian College’s Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus in historic downtown Bethlehem, Pa. General admission is $10, and $5 for students and seniors. Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Bill Bauman of the Music Department at 610-861-1650 or email at music@moravian.edu.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America’s sixth-oldest college. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their future. Visit the College’s Web site at www.moravian.edu.