Westminster Conservatory will present its annual showcase featuring Westminster Community ensembles and students on Sunday, February 28 at 3 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall on the campus of Princeton University. The performers will be the Westminster Community Orchestra and Princeton Charter School/Westminster Conservatory Youth Orchestra conducted by Ruth Ochs; Westminster Conservatory Children’s Choirs conducted by Patricia Thel and Yvonne Macdonald; and winners of the Westminster Conservatory Concerto Competition: Marie Louise James, oboe (performing Mozart); Alexis Peart, mezzo-soprano (performing arias by Handel and Mozart); and Mathew Yuan, clarinet (performing Debussy).
The concert program will also include the New Jersey premiere of Chicago Fantasie Overture by Helmuth H. Fuchs, who was trained as a chemist and is also a talented composer; Pohjola’s Daughter, one of Jean Sibelius’ most popular tone poems; and the overture to Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, performed by the youth orchestra. The Children’s Choirs will perform music from Bizet’s Carmen and works by Benjamin Britten.
Tickets for the concert are $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors. They can be purchased through the Princeton University Box Office at 609-258-9220 or online at www.princeton.edu/utickets. For more information, visit www.rider.edu/arts.