With favorite composers and award-winning guest artists, the Albion College Symphony Orchestra makes its Marshall debut Tuesday, April 22 at 8 p.m. at the Franke Center for the Arts (214 E. Mansion in Marshall).
Featured on the concert is cellist Igor Cetkovic, performing "Variations on a Rococco Theme" by Tchaikovsky. Cetkovic was principal cellist of the Serbian Chamber Orchestra in his homeland and is current principal cellist with the West Michigan Symphony. He also plays with the Kalamazoo Symphony and performs as a soloist and master clinician with ensembles and music schools throughout the Midwest. He is cello instructor for Dynamics Music School in Lansing and at Albion College.
Also featured is Albion College music and biology major Rebecca Ruthberg, winner of the 2014 Albion College Concerto Competition. Ruthberg will perform Haydn's Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra. Rounding out the evening are Mozart's Overture to The Marriage of Figaro and Beethoven's Symphony #2 in D Major.
Albion College's Symphony Orchestra is directed by music professor James Ball, and includes Albion College students, Marshall High School students and community members from through south central Michigan.
"Playing in Marshall is one way to get the word out to musicians who might be interested in joining us," said Ball. "We now have people from as far away as Kalamazoo, Lansing and Jackson. Our community members have really helped to stabilize the orchestra musically while at the same time giving our students a better, more professional musical experience."