(March 18, 2010)
Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073
Hurley School of Music Presents Night of Music at Anderson Auditorium March 29
Special guest violinist Jennifer Carsillo and winners from concerto and aria to perform
SHREVEPORT, La (Centenary News Service)— Centenary College and the Hurley School of Music are proud to present the internationally-celebrated concert violinist, Jennifer Carsillo, in a performance of the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Hurley Orchestra, Monday, March 29 beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The concert takes place in the Anderson Auditorium in the Hurley School of Music located on the Centenary College campus, and is free and open to the public.
Carsillo has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, Austria, Jamaica and Russia, and has performed recitals throughout the United States and in England, France and Italy.
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, she was introduced to the violin through the public school system, and her passion for music led her to the Oberlin Conservatory as a student of Marilyn McDonald. After winning the Oberlin Concerto Competition, Carsillo continued her education as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and under the tutelage of the legendary pedagogues Franco Gulli and Josef Gingold at Indiana University, earning her Master's Degree in violin performance.
Carsillo's newest CD project is "Lullabies for Little Dreamers," a jazz-inspired lullaby album that she recorded with her sister, San Francisco-based jazz vocalist Lori Carsillo.
Also taking the stage will be winners of the concerto and aria competition held earlier this year. Every year music majors from the school compete for an opportunity to perform with the Hurley Orchestra. This year's winners are Colin McRae playing Paul Dukas' Villanelle (or Country Girl) for horn and orchestra; Vincent Turregano singing the Count's aria from the "Marriage of Figaro" by Mozart; and Cara Lamb, who will perform the first movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 in c minor.
The Hurley Orchestra is under the direction of Dr. Todd Gabriel, associate professor of music.
For information, call 318.869.5235.
About Centenary College of Louisiana
Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and has been recognized as "One of the Best 371 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" and one of "America's Best Private Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.