SWOSU Plans Busy Week of Concerts


The Southwestern Oklahoma State University Department of Music has a wide variety of concerts planned this week on the Weatherford campus.  All concerts are free and open to the public.

The Symphonic Orchestra will perform on Tuesday, April 24, at 8:15 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center lobby. The Symphonic Orchestra is conducted by Dr. Robert Chambers, professor of music.

On Wednesday, April 25, at 7 p.m., the Symphonic and Community Bands perform in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium.  The Symphonic and Community Bands are conducted by James South, professor of music and chair of the Music Department. At 8:15 p.m., there is a junior recital in the Berrong Music Hall featuring Robert Wolfe from Altus performing on clarinet and guitar.  Wolfe is a student of Dr. Stacey DiPaolo, associate professor of music.

Then on Thursday, April 26, the SWOSU choral ensembles will perform a concert at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Weatherford.  The concert will feature the Southwestern Men’s Chorus and the Southwestern Singers, both conducted by Dr. Daniel Farris, and the Southwestern Women’s Chorus and the Southwestern Chamber Choir, both conducted by Joyce Adams Curtis.

On Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium, the Wind Ensemble will perform in concert. The Wind Ensemble is conducted by Marc Mueller, instructor of music.

And to conclude the busy week on Saturday, April 28, there are two senior recitals. The first is at 3 p.m. in the Berrong Music Hall where Danielle Walker, trombone, will perform. She is a student of Dr. Robert Chambers and a graduate of Deer Creek High School. At 5 p.m., also in the Berrong Music Hall, Ezekiel “Zeke” Zoschke of Thomas will perform his senior recital on the piano. He is a student of Anthea Lin.