Soloists are, clockwise from top left: Anna Carlson, Elizabeth de Martelly, Ingrid Israel, Jenna Kaferly and Andrew Hesse.

Civic Orchestra to Present Annual Concerto-Aria Concert

April 6, 2005

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.-The Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra and the Alpha Lambda chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia will present The Henry Charles Memorial Concerto-Aria Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, at Illinois State University's Braden Auditorium (100 N. University St., Normal).

The concert is named in memory of the late Henry Charles, a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia national music fraternity. The Alpha Lambda chapter of Phi Mu Alpha, whose IWU chapter was founded in 1924, has been a contributing sponsor of concerto-aria since 1979.

Under the direction of Steven W. Eggleston, music director and conductor and professor of music, the Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra will perform selections by Carl Maria von Weber, Wolgang Amadeus Mozart, Anton Dvorak, Pyotr Ill'yisch Tchaikovski, and Ottorino Respghi.

The annual event will also showcase Illinois Wesleyan University's student-soloists on their primary instrument.

This year's concert will feature the following soloists (chosen by audition):

-- Ingrid Israel, class of 2005, voice major, from Roselle, Ill., a graduate of Lake Park West High School (soprano);

-- Jenna Kaferly, class of 2005, orchestral instruments major, from Morton Grove, Ill., a graduate of Niles Township West High School (clarinet);

-- Anna Carlson, class of 2007, business administration and orchestral instruments double major, from Longmont Colo., a graduate of Longmont High School (violin);

-- Andrew Hesse, class of 2006, orchestral instruments major, from Bloomington, Ill., a graduate of University High School (cello); and

-- Elizabeth de Martelly, class of 2005, music and English literature double major, from Aurora, Ill., a graduate of Aurora West High School (bassoon).

Tickets for the concert are $5 for adults and $1 for IWU and ISU students with a valid student ID.

For additional information, contact the Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra office at (309) 556-3346, or by e-mail at

Contact: Chelsey Iaquinta (309) 556-3181