BU’s Young Persons Concert features jazz

For Immediate Release

September 28, 2005

BLOOMSBURG—More than 2,500 students from nearly 30 area elementary and middle schools will learn about “All That Jazz” during two performances of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s annual Young Persons Concert Tuesday, Oct. 4 in Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall.

The Bloomsburg University-Community Orchestra will perform the following selections: “Chicago” by John Kander; Original Dixieland Concerto by John Warrington; “Satchmo!” a tribute to Louis Armstrong; “It’s About Time,” a Dave Brubeck medley; and “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin.

The youngsters also will have a chance to learn about individual instruments before each concert, said Mark Jelinek, BU professor of music and director of the orchestra.

“Through the Young Persons Concert, we plant the seeds, exposing these students to music they can enjoy for a lifetime,” he said. “We catch them before they start instrumental instruction with hope this program will inspire them to learn to play an instrument.”

All seats are reserved for the 10 a.m. performance, but some remain for the 12:30 p.m. show. Representatives of school groups may contact Ann Stokes, associate professor of music, at (570) 389-4293, for information.

The University-Community Orchestra is made up of students and area musicians. Repertoire ranges from serious classics to popular music. In addition to the annual Young Persons Concert, the orchestra performs fall and spring concerts, BU’s Poinsettia Pops and a Columbia Mall Concert.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students and offers 65 bachelor’s, 18 master’s and one doctoral degree.


For editors and reporters: Students from the following schools will attend the performances.

10 a.m.

Ashland Elementary School, Ashland

Holy Family School, Berwick

Orange Street Elementary, Berwick

Beaver Main Elementary School, Bloomsburg

Bloomsburg Christian School, Bloomsburg

W.W. Evans Elementary School, Bloomsburg

G.C. Hartman Elementary School, Catawissa

Danville Elementary School, Danville

St. Joseph School, Danville

Frackville Elementary School, Frackville

Milton Area School District, Milton

Greenwood Friends, Millville

Sunbury Christian Academy, Northumberland

St. Stephen’s Regional Catholic School, Port Carbon

Ringtown Elementary, North Schuylkill School District, Ringtown

Schuylkill Haven Area Middle School, Schuylkill Haven

Selinsgrove Area Intermediate School, Selinsgrove

Selinsgrove Area Middle School, Selinsgrove (two groups)

Selinsgrove Center, Selinsgrove

Queen of Peace, Shamokin

Valley Elementary School, Sugarloaf

St. Monica School, Sunbury

Weatherly School, Weatherly


12:30 p.m.

L.R. Appleman Elementary School, Benton

14th Street Elementary School, Berwick

Berwick Middle School, Berwick

Hunlock Creek Elementary, Hunlock Creek

Leckkill Elementary School, Leckkill

Selinsgrove Area Middle School, Selinsgrove (two groups)

Chief Shikellamy School, Sunbury