BU Chamber Orchestra ready for fall concert

For immediate release: Oct. 18, 2010

Chamber Orchestra BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra will perform its fall concert Sunday, Oct. 31, at 2:30 p.m., in the St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 123 N. Market St., Bloomsburg. The performance is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature performances of Handel’s “Faithful Shepherd Suite,” Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F and Frescobaldi/Kindler’s “Toccata.” Featured performers include Jennifer Updegrove, violin; Tracey Schmidt, flute; Karena McCarty, oboe; Donald Hughes, trumpet; and Mark Jelinek, conductor.

Jelinek, professor of music at BU, observes his 25th year as conductor of the Bloomsburg University Community Orchestra and 18th year as conductor of the Bloomsburg University Chamber Orchestra. He has performed in orchestras in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California and Pennsylvania with notable entertainers including Ferrante and Teicher, Steve Allen, Doc Severinsen, Chet Atkins, Floyd Cramer, Lou Rawls, Smokey Robinson and the Three Irish Tenors.

The chamber orchestra is made up of students, faculty, staff and area musicians with 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 9,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.