WFU Orchestra Program Features Piano Concerto

The 80-member Wake Forest University Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in Brendle Recital Hall.

For the concert, conductor David Hagy held a competition among Wake Forest music students to select the musician to perform a concerto for orchestra. Holly Jarrell, a senior from Mars Hill, was selected and will perform the first movement of Schumann’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra.

Another senior, Diana Peacock of Moorestown, N.J., was also selected and will perform two arias from Charles Gounod’s 1859 opera “Faust.”

Paul Hindemith’s Five Pieces for String Orchestra will open the concert. Symphony No. 2 by 20th century composer Howard Hanson, will close the program.

In addition to conducting Wake Forest’s orchestra, Hagy is the music director of the Salisbury Symphony and the Piedmont Players.

Admission is free. For information, call (336) 758-5026.

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