BU-Community Orchestra presents fall concert

For immediate release: Nov. 10, 2009

BLOOMSBURG — Works by Beethoven, Mozart and Bizet will be featured in the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania-Community Orchestra's fall concert Sunday, Nov. 15, at 2:30 p.m., in Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. The show is free and open to the public.

The orchestra will perform Beethoven's Consecration of the House Overture, Opus 124, Mozart's Concerto for Flute No. 2 in D and Bizet's L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2, featuring Tracey Schmidt, flute, and Mark R. Jelinek, conductor.

Schmidt, assistant professor of flute and music theory, is chair of Mid-South Flute Society's Young Artist competition, and a member of the society's advisory board. Schmidt was the 1997 winner of the National Flute Association Master Class Performer's Competition and placed in the 1998 Mid-South Flute Festival Young Artist Competition. She wrote a chapter on musical borrowing for "George Crumb and the Alchemy of Sound: Essays on His Music."

Jelinek, professor of music, observes his 24th year as conductor of the Bloomsburg University-Community Orchestra and 17th year as conductor of the Bloomsburg University Chamber Orchestra. He has performed in the cello sections of orchestras in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California and Pennsylvania, performing with artists such as Ferrante and Teicher, Steve Allen, Doc Severinsen, Chet Atkins, Floyd Cramer, Lou Rawls, Smokey Robinson and the Three Irish Tenors.

The BU-Community Orchestra is made up of students, faculty, staff and area musicians who perform a repertoire ranging from classical to popular.

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 Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.