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Wittenberg Collaborates With Springfield Symphony Orchestra For Second Annual Wittenberg Night At The Symphony Nov. 6

October 13, 2010  
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Springfield, Ohio — One of Clark County’s premier cultural institutions, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (SSO), and one of America’s finest liberal arts institutions, Wittenberg University, are collaborating on the second annual Wittenberg Night at the Symphony Saturday, Nov. 6.

Designed to introduce more members of the Wittenberg community to the SSO, which is celebrating its 67th year of high-quality entertainment, the event includes a pre-concert program with Professor Emeritus of Music Trudy Faber at 7:15 p.m. Faber is the featured performer in a concert titled “Going For Baroque” that includes pieces by Mouret, Vivaldi, Handel, Telemann and J.S. Bach that begins at 8 p.m. in the Kuss Auditorium of the Clark State Performing Arts Center.

Following the concert, Wittenberg students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to attend a reception in the lobby with Faber and SSO Music Director and Conductor Peter Stafford Wilson.

The Nov. 6 concert is one of four MasterWorks concerts, performances by the SSO with world class soloists in a traditional concert setting, scheduled for the 2010-11 SSO season. In addition, two concerts are labeled NightLights, which are described as “casual concerts of great light classics.”

Faber has performed organ and harpsichord concerts throughout the United States and Europe during a distinguished career. She has also presented papers and lectures on Bach and Baroque dance for a variety of national and international conferences.

A graduate of Calvin College, Faber received a Fulbright scholarship to study organ and harpsichord at the Amsterdam Conservatory with Gustav Leonardt. She did graduate work at the University of Toronto and studied harpsichord at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, under Greta Kraus. She received her master’s degree from Smith College, and she also attended the international Organ Concours in Haarlem (in the Netherlands).

A certified church musician and organist at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Faber received Wittenberg’s prestigious Distinguished Teaching Award in 1998. She joined Wittenberg’s faculty in 1966 and taught four years as a part-time instructor before becoming full-time, and she went on to serve as department chair from 1995-2004.

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1943 and performed its first complete concert in 1944 at Central Methodist Church in Springfield. The SSO now presents more than 90 events each year, including a six-concert subscription series, small ensemble visits to area schools, Concerts for Young People, the Springfield Youth Symphony and Springfield Youth String Ensemble, free outreach performances and two fundraisers. The orchestra also plays several concerts each summer as part of the Summer Arts Festival, which was created in 1967 to provide community activities headlined by local arts organizations during their annual summer offseason.

Special ticket prices have been extended to members of the Wittenberg community. For more information, log on to http://www.springfieldsym.org or call the box office at (937) 328-3874.

Written By: Ryan Maurer

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