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April 12, 2014

Orchestra to perform

GOSHEN — The Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Fashun, will present its spring concert in Sauder Concert Hall Wednesday. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The program will be highlighted by a performance of Schubert’s “‘Unfinished’ Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759.” The GCSO will also perform “Capriccio Espagnol,” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and “Hoedown” from American composer Aaron Copland’s ballet “Rodeo.”

Tickets cost $7 for adults, and $5 senior citizens and students, and will be available at the door one hour before the concert. Goshen College faculty, staff and students will be admitted free with valid identification.

Fashun is an assistant professor of music at Goshen College, where he conducts the Symphony Orchestra, directs the Lavender Jazz ensemble, oversees the music education program, frequently conducts the orchestras for musicals and opera and teaches applied percussion. Fashun holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Saint Olaf College in Northfield (Minn.) and received his master’s degree in percussion performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Fashun holds a doctorate in orchestral conducting from the University of Iowa, where he studied conducting with William LaRue Jones and viola with Christine Rutledge.

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