PULLMAN, Wash.- Washington State University’s Symphony Orchestra will perform Serge Prokofieff’s “Peter and the Wolf,” during an 8 p.m., concert Thursday, Feb. 19, in Bryan Hall Auditorium. Georg Philipp Telemann’s “Don Quixote Suite” also will be on the program.
Directed by Erich Lear, the well-known tale of “Peter and the Wolf” will be brought to life with the narration of WSU communications Professor Glenn Johnson, better known to audiences as the public address announcer for Cougar sports.
The strings, led by concertmaster Shelley Rotz, play Peter, while flutist Franji Holland plays the Bird. Oboist Sara Blake plays the Duck, while clarinetist Sojourner Bush plays the Cat. Bassoonist Amy Guerin plays Peter’s grandfather and french hornists Maggie Shelton, Joe Marquiss and Holly Wysaske play the Wolf. Percussionists Adam Harvey and Jason Stanfill will be the Hunters.
The “Don Quixote Suite” presents a musical picture through a collection of dances, said Lear. The collection depicts the Don, his companion Sancho Pansa, his interest in Princess Aline, his attack on the windmills and other scenes.
The concert is open to the public at no change. Children of all ages are encouraged to attend, the director said.
The following individuals are members of the Washington State Symphony Orchestra:
Battle Ground: Sojourner Bush, clarinet.
Prairie: Megan Olson, first violin.
Chehalis: Sara Blake, oboe, and Shelley Rotz, first violin and concertmaster.
Centralia: Franji Holland, flute.
Clarkston: Becky Greggain, second violin.
Edmonds: Dawn McLellan, second violin.
Kelso: Tracey Lantz, viola.
Kenmore: Jason Stanfill, percussion.
Marysville: Tracie King, bass.
Olympia: Laela Anderson, first violin, and Heather Montgomery, principal viola.
Angeles: Kristine Ellefson, cello.
Pullman: Meredith Arksey, string sectional leader; Rajesh Bose, second violin; Subir Baski, first violin; Eryn Cooke, first violin; Paul Henning, principal second violin; Janet Johnson, cello; Emily Mount, second violin; Jim Phillips, trumpet; Roger Shew, principal bassist; and Christopher von Baeyer, cello.
Puyallup: Teresa Chase, second violin; Jaclynne Fisher, viola; and Adam Harvey, percussion.
Seattle: Whitney Henion, viola, and Jennifer Wade, viola.
Shelton: Matthew McLin, first violin.
Shoreline: Maggie Shelton, french horn.
Spokane: Katie DuBois, second violin; Amy Guerin, bassoon; Mandy Hamilton, viola; Joe Marquiss, french horn; and Amber Sine, second violin.
Washougal: Holly Wysaske, french horn.
University Place: Eric Ryan, trombone.
Astoria, Ore.: Melissa Kiepke, first violin.
Salt Lake City, Utah: Sarah Hart, principal cello.
Wehrheim, Germany: Christiane Loehr, second violin.