Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Goshen College Concerto-Aria Concert featuring four student soloists and orchestra Feb. 9

Concert: 2007-08 Goshen College Concerto-Aria Competition concert
Date and time: Saturday, Feb. 9, 2007, at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Sauder Concert Hall, Goshen College Music Center
Cost: $7 adults, $5 seniors/students. GC students free with ID. Tickets are available at the door only.


2008 Concerto-Aria Competition winners (L to R):
Peter Miller (Sr., Evanston, Ill.), Rachel Yoder (So., Goshen, Ind.), Anna Showalter (Jr., Waynesboro, Pa.) and Mio Kurahashi (Jr., Hiroshima, Japan.)

GOSHEN, Ind. – The annual Goshen College Concerto-Aria Competition Concert, featuring four outstanding music student soloists – two pianists, a violinist and a cellist – accompanied by the Goshen College Orchestra, will be in Sauder Concert Hall on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Junior Anna Showalter, a music and history double major from Waynesboro, Pa., will play Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, first movement.” Her teacher is Associate Professor of Music Matthew Hill. Showalter is the daughter of Linden and Ruth Showalter, and attends Marion Mennonite Church. She was home schooled and graduated from high school in 2005.

Sophomore Rachel Yoder, a nursing major from Goshen, will play Henryk Wieniawski’s “Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22, first movement.” Her teacher is Assistant Professor of Music Solomia Soroka. Yoder is the daughter of Michael Yoder and Mary LehmanYoder, and she attends Assembly Mennonite Church. She graduated from Goshen High School in 2006.

Senior Peter Miller, an English and music double major from Evanston, Ill., will play Édouard Lalo’s “Cello Concerto in D minor, first movement.” His teacher is David Machavariani. Miller is the son of Lee and Susan Miller, and attends Evanston Mennonite Church. He graduated from Evanston Township High School in 2005.

Junior Mio Kurahashi, a music major from Hiroshima, Japan, will play Edvard Grieg’s “Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16, first movement.” Her teacher is Associate Professor of Music Matthew Hill. Kurahashi is the daughter of Tatsuyuki and Tomoko Kurahashi, and graduated from Goshen High School in 2005.

The orchestra is directed by Brian Mast.

Tickets for the concert can be purchased at the door and cost $7 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors and free for GC students with ID.

Editors: For more information about this release, to arrange an interview or request a photo, contact Goshen College News Bureau Director Jodi H. Beyeler at (574) 535-7572 or


Goshen College, established in 1894, is a four-year 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

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