Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 15 January 2013 14:32
Two Tabor College alumni will be featured performers at the upcoming Newton Mid-Kansas Orchestra Winter Classics Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, in the Newton High School Auditorium, 900 W, 12th St.
Jesse Warkentin, pianist, singer, composer and musical director, will be the guest artist performing “Rhapsody in Blue,” the popular 1924 composition by George Gershwin.
Warkentin, a 2002 graduate of Tabor, is known for his work with Music Theatre of Wichita and Music Theatre for Young People.
The concert also will give the audience the opportunity to hear the winners of the 2012 Young Soloist Competition. Natalie Wiens, a Tabor College freshman and winner of the college division, will perform “Cello Concerto No. 1” by Saint-Saens.
Ardys Woodward, of Newton High School, winner of the high-school division, will be the flute soloist in Chaminade’s “Concertino for Flute and Orchestra.”
Tickets for the concert are $12 advance, $14 at door for adults; student $5 advance, $7 at door; children under 12 free with adult.
Tickets are available at Ten Thousand Villages and Faith and Life Bookstore in Newton, and at the door the day of the concert. Tickets also be may purchased at the NMKSO office 120 W. 6th St., Suite 120, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
For more information about the event, contact NMKSO at 316-772-3265 or visit nmkso.org.