George School Orchestra Performs with the Wind Symphony of Southern New Jersey
Friday, January 13, 2006
Issued: January 13, 2006
George School's orchestra will perform a concert with the Wind
Symphony of Southern New Jersey on Sunday, January 22, 2006, at 7:30
p.m. in Walton Center Auditorium on the George School campus.
Directed by Dr. Robert J. Streckfuss, professor of music at the
University of Delaware, the Wind Symphony of Southern New Jersey is an
adult wind ensemble that performs eight concerts each year and has
toured England and Austria.
Sunday's concert will be the Wind Symphony's fourth performance with
the George School Orchestra and its seventh performance on the George
School campus. Karen Hallowell, director of the George School
Orchestra, was a member of the Wind Symphony from 1967 to 1998 and
continues to perform with the Wind Symphony during the summer season.
Concert selections will include "Lincoln Portrait" by Aaron Copland,
"Variations on a Korean Folk Song" by John Barnes Chance, and
selections from Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera,"
arranged by Calvin Custer.
All George School students take four, year-long courses in the arts.
In addition to instrumental and vocal music, the arts department offers
courses in theater arts, dance, video production, journalism, painting
and drawing, woodworking and furniture design, ceramics, and
photography. The arts department encourages students to be creative and
enjoy themselves while they practice and appreciate a specific art
form. In addition, students learn to be discriminating when they
evaluate their own and others' work.