College’s Symphony Orchestra to perform fall concert Nov. 2

Concert: Goshen College Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert, conducted by Dr. Christopher Fashun
Date and time: Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall
Cost: $7 adults, $5 senior/students, available at the door one hour before the concert. GC students/faculty/staff free with ID.

Goshen College Symphony Orchestra

The Goshen College Symphony Orchestra (GCSO), conducted by Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Christopher Fashun, will present their fall concert in the Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

The program will be highlighted by a performance of W.A. Mozart’s Litaniae Lauretanae K. 109, featuring the Goshen College Chorale, directed by Associate Professor of Music Dr. Scott Hochstetler. The GCSO will also perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 (“Pastoral”), and works by Anatoly Lyandov and Franz von Suppé.

Tickets cost $7 for adults, $5 seniors/students, available at the door one hour before the concert. Goshen College faculty/staff/students are free with valid ID.

Fashun, DMA, also directs the Lavender Jazz Ensemble, oversees the music education program, conducts the orchestras for musicals and opera and teaches applied percussion. In 2011, he became the music director of the Elkhart County Honors Youth Orchestra where he has the opportunity to work with talented high school musicians throughout Elkhart County. Dr. Fashun holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., and received his Master of Music degree in percussion performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Iowa where he studied conducting with William LaRue Jones and viola with Christine Rutledge.