Senior members of the woodwind ensembles were recognized by directors Chris Ritter and Suzanne Thierry during their concert. The smaller groups allow for students to form close and meaningful relationships with the directors of their ensembles.
Halfway through their mission to play at each of the world’s seven wonders, the world-renowned The Piano Guys stopped by Shippensburg University’s Luhrs Performing Arts Center for a light-hearted concert.
Personality, diversity and meaning shined through the work of the students from Shippensburg University’s Art and Design Department during its 40th annual “Student Art Exhibition,” which held its opening reception on April 28 in the Kauffman Gallery.
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.”