Manchester Symphony Orchestra performs
masters Sunday, March 7 at the college
NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. (March 1, 2004) The Manchester Symphony
Orchestra will perform the compositions of classical masters on Sunday,
March 7 and present pianists Sarah Miller and Debora E. DeWitt as solo
performers and conductors.
The 50-member community orchestra is comprised of
Manchester College students, faculty and staff and residents of the
area. The conductor is Robert G. Jones, associate professor of
music/woodwinds. The March 7 performance begins at 3 p.m. in Cordier
Auditorium, on the Manchester College campus. General admission is $5,
with students and senior citizens admitted free.
The program includes Johann Sebastian
Bach's "Concerto for Two Pianos in C, BWV 1061"
Mozart's "Symphony No. 40 in G minor" and Jean Berger's
"Divertissement for String Orchestra."
Debora DeWitt is chair of the Music Department at Manchester College
and has performed with the Manchester Symphony Orchestra in Michigan and
Indiana. She also earned a master's and a Ph.D. from Michigan State
University. Her original compositions have been performed by MSO, The
Chinese University of Hong Kong. The college's A Cappella Choir has
performed her original compositions in Carnegie Hall and will perform
them on an upcoming spring tour of cathedrals in Italy, including in the
Sarah Miller teaches piano, theory and composition at the MacPhail
Center for Music in Minneapolis. She holds a bachelor's in humanities, a
master's in piano performance and a Ph.D. in music composition from
Michigan State University. She was 1996 Teacher of the Year of the
Lansing Capital Area Music Teacher Association and has performed for the
Thursday Musicale Concert Series and the MacPhail Artists Series in the