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Guests join Manchester Symphony

for May 16 season closer

The Manchester Symphony’s season closer, “Virtuosi!,” on 3 p.m. Sunday, May 16 highlights guest artists performing with the 56-member community orchestra. The music begins at 3 p.m. in Cordier Auditorium of the Manchester College campus, at the baton of Scott Humphries.

Nevada native John Adler, one of only three Americans invited to the prestigious 2006 Maurice Andre Trumpet Competition in Paris, will solo in Wassilenko’s Concert Poem in C minor for Trumpet and Orchestra. Adler joins the faculty of the University of Northern Colorado as assistant professor of trumpet in fall 2010.

Also featured are Manchester College Student Concerto Competition winners: senior biology major Sarah Curry on flute, senior biology-chemistry major Nicholas Kenny on trumpet and junior music major Najah Monroe on cello.

Curry will perform Mozart’s Andante in C major; Kenny will solo for Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto; and Monroe will solo for Handel’s Lasica chio pianga and Puccini’s Quando men vo.

“I am proud to feature Manchester students whenever we get a chance, and this is a great venue to do so,” said Humphries, assistant professor of music.

The College’s A Cappella Choir will join the MSO for several numbers, including Dona Nobis Pacem, composed and conducted by Debra Lynn, chair of the Music Department, and director of the choir.


A Wabash vocal group, Market Street Beat, will open for the MSO at 2 p.m. in the Cordier lobby. Learn more about the MSO at

May 2010

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