The Shippensburg University Orchestra and String Ensemble held its first indoor performance since the beginning of the pandemic at the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center on April 18.
The orchestra started off the concert with the Andantino section of “Quartet for flute, violin, viola, and cello, K. 298,” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Quartet Number 5 in F Major,” by Roman Hoffstetter, featuring Kathryn Milliren on flute and Holst’s “Brook Green Suite.”
The string ensemble took the stage next, performing the “Bach Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins, Strings, and Bass Continuo,” which featured orchestra director and SU music professor Mark Hartman on first violin and student, John Stewart on second violin.
Then, the two groups combined — with the addition of student Spencer Burnheimer on trumpet — played “Symphony No. 2 in D,” by Alessandro Scarlatti.
Upcoming indoor, socially distanced performances include:
Sunday, May 2 at 3 p.m. — Concert Band & Wind Ensemble
Tuesday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. — Percussion Ensemble
Editor’s note: Piper Kull is a member of the Shippensburg University String Ensemble.