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MASON'S DEPT OF MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP CONCERT, APRIL 29, 7PM

April 12, 2007
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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY’S
COLLEGE OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC
ANNOUNCES ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP CONCERT
Sunday, April 29, 2007, 7:00 p.m.
Featuring
George Mason University Symphony Orchestra,
University Singers and University Chorale
Winners of the 2007 Concerto Competition
Mark Camphouse’s “Symphonic Fanfare,” and
Haydn’s “Lord Nelson” Mass


Fairfax, Virginia, March 30, 2007—In a performance including vocal and instrumental winners of the 2007 Concerto Competition, as well as Haydn’s masterwork, Mass no. 11 in D minor “Lord Nelson,” George Mason University’s Department of Music’s annual Music Scholarship Concert features its Symphony Orchestra, University Singers and University Chorale, and Masters in Conducting candidates, under Maestro Anthony J. Maiello and Dr. Lisa Billingham, on Sunday, April 29, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

Symphonic Fanfare by Mark Camphouse opens the concert with a flourish. Commissioned to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Municipal Band of Wheaton, Illinois, the piece, whose movements are a virtuosic study in contrasts, was composed and orchestrated in the spring of 2005. Its premiere performance by the Wheaton Municipal Band on July 21, 2005 featured the composer conducting.

George Mason Symphony conductor Anthony J. Maiello, with Master’s in Conducting candidates Daniel William Boothe, Kris Chapman, and Carrie Ann Delaney lead the orchestra through several eclectic works for instrument and voice, featuring winners of Mason’s 2007 Concerto Competition: Elisabeth Bacon, violin; Mi-Kyung Choi, soprano; Ilker Eginli, tenor; Katrina Elsnick, flute; Charlie Mitchell, trumpet, and Jihae Lim, piano.

Under Professor Maiello’s direction, the ensembles at George Mason University have commissioned many new works, made numerous recordings, and appeared statewide and at regional and national conferences in the United States and Canada. Mr. Maiello has served as Associate Conductor of the McLean Orchestra in McLean, Virginia, and has been appointed an Honorary Conductor of The United States Navy Band, Washington, D.C.
Graduate conductor Daniel William Boothe is currently the percussion ensemble director for Thomas Edison High School, conductor for the American Music Stage, and plays regularly with The Capital Wind Symphony and Mind-Traffic, a progressive jazz/fusion trio from Springfield, Virginia.

Kris Chapman is the interim band director at Langley High School in McLean, Virginia. Carrie Ann Delaney was the co-chair for the 2006 Suffolk County (New York) Music Educators Association All-County Band Festival and taught woodwind lessons privately while holding memberships in Women Band Directors International (WBDI) and Music Educators National Conference (MENC).

After intermissio, the George Mason University Singers and George Mason University Chorale, performs Franz Joseph Haydn’s Mass no. 11 in D minor, the “Lord Nelson,” conducted by Dr. Lisa A. Billingham. The title, “Lord Nelson” Mass was applied to this music by others after 1800, probably because the work was among those performed for Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton upon their visit to Prince Esterhazy at Eisenstadt Castle in September of 1800. Billingham is an active clinician for conferences and choirs throughout the United States. She is a former faculty member of Central Missouri State University, and has vast experience at the middle school and high school levels in Connecticut, Indiana, Illinois and North Carolina.

Program

The George Mason University Symphony Orchestra
Anthony Maiello, conductor
Guest conductors Daniel William Boothe, Kris Chapman, and
Carrie Ann Delaney (MM in conducting candidates)

Symphonic Fanfare Mark Camphouse

Winners of the 2007 Concerto Competition
Elisabeth Bacon, violin
Zigeunerweisen Pablo de Sarasate
Mi-Kyung Choi, soprano
“Ebben? Ne andro lontana” from la Wally Catalani
Ilker Eginli, tenor
Dicitencello Rodolfo Falvo
Katrina Elsnick, flute
Grand Polonaise in D major, op. 16 Theobald Boehm
Charlie Mitchell, trumpet
Concerto for Trumpet and Piano Alexander Arutunian
Jihae Lim, piano
Concerto in C Major, K415 (1st movement) W.A. Mozart

Intermission

Mass no. 11 in D minor “Lord Nelson” Franz Joseph Haydn
GMU Chamber Singers and University Chorale
Dr. Lisa A. Billingham, conductor

Tickets for the George Mason University Department of Music Scholarship Concert are $15, adults & $8, students/seniors. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. The Center for the Arts complex is located on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Paid parking is located in the deck adjacent to the mainstage Concert Hall and FREE parking is located in university lot K. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa

This concert is sponsored in part by Phaup Brown Wealth Management

George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts exists to create an academic environment in which the arts may be considered both as individual disciplines and as interdisciplinary forms that strengthen each other. Believing that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the College draws on a variety of professional presenting and producing units where artists from across the country and around the world regularly perform, give master classes, work with students during extended residencies, and interact with the community in a variety of other ways. These programs at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, TheaterSpace, Galleries, Harris Theater, and other venues, provide a diverse selection of challenging and entertaining cultural experiences for the University community, as well as Northern Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C. area. The College houses four academic departments: Art and Visual Technology, Dance, Music, and Theater.