Steinmetz concert to feature over 100 performers

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This year’s Steinmetz Symposium concert is dedicated to a celebration of composer Leonard Bernstein's centennial.

The concert, set for 8 p.m. in Memorial Chapel, includes selections from West Side Story, Candide and Chichester Psalms. The Union College and Community Orchestra will also present some highlights from their recent concert as well as a solo by clarinetist Leo Minami ‘21, winner of the Steinmetz Concerto Competition last January.

Combining choir, orchestra, and prize-winning students, this concert will bring more than 100 performers to the stage of Memorial Chapel. The choir is itself a combination of two groups on campus – the Heavenly Voices Gospel Choir and the Union College Chorale.

The event includes two new student compositions by Elyse Clark ’18 and Chujun Li ’18, both composition students of Hilary Tann, the John Howard Payne Professor of Music. Alexander Heywood ’20 will also conduct the orchestra for his capstone project, overseen by Shou-Ping Liu, director of performance.

“I could never have put this show together without these exceptionally devoted students,” Liu said. Please support their hard work by coming to our performance!”