Goshen College Symphony Orchestra fall concert set for Oct. 22

Event: Goshen College Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert
Date and time: Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
: Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall
Cost: $7 adults, $5 seniors/students, available at the door one hour before the concert. GC students/faculty/staff free with ID.

GOSHEN, Ind. – The Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Fashun, assistant professor of music, will present its fall concert on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall. Tickets are for general admission seating and are $7 adults, $5 seniors/students. Tickets will be available at the door one hour before the concert. Goshen College students, faculty and staff are free with ID.The GCSO, a student ensemble, will perform the Overture to Rossini’s opera “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Symphony No. 104,” Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Danse Macabre” and Jules Massenet’s “Le Cid Ballet Suite No. 1.”

A diverse and versatile conductor and performer, Fashun joined the Goshen College music department in 2010. He has conducted the University of Iowa Philharmonia and All-University String Orchestras and was the music director of the St. Ambrose University Community Symphony Orchestra in Davenport, Iowa. Fashun’s conducting experience includes leading orchestras and wind bands at the high school and middle school levels and directing jazz ensembles, percussion ensembles and drum lines at the high school level.

He received his master’s of music degree in percussion performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he studied with Anthony DiSanza and continued his conducting studies with David E. Becker. He is in the final stages of completing his doctorate of musical arts in orchestral conducting from the University of Iowa, where he studies conducting with William LaRue Jones and viola with Christine Rutledge.

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Goshen College, established in 1894, is a residential Christian liberal arts college rooted in the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition. The college’s Christ-centered core values – passionate learning, global citizenship, compassionate peacemaking and servant-leadership – prepare students as leaders for the church and world. Recognized for its unique Study-Service Term program, Goshen has earned citations of excellence in Barron’s Best Buys in Education, “Colleges of Distinction,” “Making a Difference College Guide” and U.S.News & World Report‘s “America’s Best Colleges” edition, which named Goshen a “least debt college.” Visit www.goshen.edu.