Orchestra Finale Includes ‘Lord of the Rings’

The 2014 Westmont College Orchestra

The 2014 Westmont College Orchestra

Michael Shasberger, Westmont’s Adams professor of music and worship, conducts the Westmont Orchestra during the Concerto Concert on Thursday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Hahn Hall at Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Road, and Friday, April 25, at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. General admission is $10 and students are free. To purchase tickets or for more information, please call (805) 565-6040.

The performance includes several student soloists, including Samantha Wilson (viola), Lalia Mangione (violin), Isaac Kay (violin) and Rebecca Shasberger (cello). Wilson will play William Walton’s Concerto for Viola and Orchestra movement 1. Mangione will perform Édouard Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole, movement 1. Kay and Rebecca Shasberger play Johannes Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor, movement 1.

The concert also features music from the film score for “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” and a composition of the hymn “You are My All in All.”

“This is the final concert of the Westmont music season and a celebration of the winning performers from the annual concerto competition,” Michael Shasberger says.