Bloomsburg University Chamber Orchestra to give concert Sunday

For immediate release: Feb. 27, 2008

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Chamber Orchestra will give a concert Sunday, March 2, at 2:30 p.m. at the St. Matthew Lutheran Church. The concert is open to students and the public with free admission.

The orchestra is conducted by Mark R. Jelinek and will be accompanied by Andrea Wittchen on the harp.

Selections will include “Czech Suite, Op. 39”, “Danses for Harp”, and “Morceau de Concert for Harp and Orchestra, Op. 154” with a brief intermission. A reception will follow the concert at the church hall.

Jelinek, professor of music at Bloomsburg, is serving his twenty-second year as the orchestra conductor and his fifteenth year with the chamber orchestra.

Guest harpist player Andrea Wittchen has performed with Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, Olivia Newton-John, Debbie Boone, Barbara Cook, Johnny Mathis, and Rosemary Clooney. She teaches at Lehigh University and Moravian College and has been a part of the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra and the Schuylkill Symphony Orchestra for twenty-six years.

The Bloomsburg University-Community Orchestra spring concert on Sunday, March 30, at 2:30 p.m. in the Haas Auditorium. The concert will feature oboist Randall Wolfgang.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.