The Shippensburg University-Community Orchestra, conducted by SU professor Mark Hartman, presented its Earth Day concert on Sunday. The concert featured many different songs with earthy themes, according to Kathleen Martin, a clarinet player in the orchestra. The group performed a variety of selections, including Handel’s “D Major Suite from Water Music,” Ennio Morricone’s “Gabriel’s Oboe” from the film “The Mission,” featuring Katelyn Estep as a soloist. Copeland’s “Hoedown” was also a crowd favorite. The orchestra performed selections from Bernstein’s “West Side Story” and John Williams’ musical ending to “Star Wars: Episode IV.”
The student and community performers were joined by professional flutist Emma Resmini. Resmini is a soloist, collaborative artist and new music advocate who has performed multiple times with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony and Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Orchestra.