Professional and student combo makes for a melodious night

Stephanie Houser , Contributing Writer

The Bucknell Orchestra and Bucknell Opera Company performed on Feb. 15 at Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The student performance garnered upwards of 500 audience members who relished the talent and passion of the musicians.

The program included Aram Khachaturian’s “Masquerade Suite,” the overture from Mozart’s “Magic Flute,” and Suppé’s “Pique Dame.” The Orchestra also played Arias from Mozart’s “Magic Flute” with the accompaniment of soloists from the Bucknell Opera Company: Tom Carle ’14, Anissa Corser ’14, Joanna Malaszczyk ’15, Bryan Wills ’15, and Timothy Lambert ’17. Additionally, Charlie Wang ’17 performed a violin solo.

“It’s one thing to play this music in rehearsal and hear it over and over again, but it’s another thing entirely to play it for people who may have never heard it and whose appreciation of music can be expanded by it,” first chair cello player Andy Loeshelle ’15 said.

The collaboration between the Bucknell Orchestra and Opera Company made for an inspiring performance by some of the University’s most talented students.

“At Bucknell, we are so fortunate to have such talented performers among us,” audience member Andrew D’Abbraccio ’15 said.

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