Concert features Aria/Concerto winners, student conductors

Grove City College Orchestra’s annual Winter Concert will feature the winners of the Aria/Concerto competition and a pair of student conductors.

The show is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 in Ketler Auditorium of the Pew Fine Arts Center on campus. It is free and open to the public. It will be livestreamed at

Alarie Hurst ’24, a Mechanical Engineering major from East Earl, Pa., will perform the “Allegro non troppo” from Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole, Op. 21 for Violin and Orchestra. Brayden Peppo ’24, a Music (piano) and History double major from Dayton, Ohio, will perform the first movement “Allegro” from Gershwin’s Piano Concerto No. in F Major.

Ben Cacioppo ’22, a Music Business major with a concentration in horn from Enola, Pa., will conduct “Dance of the Hours” by Ponchielli. Olivia Kane ’22, a Music Education major with a concentration in voice and Musical Theater minor from Seaford, Del., will conduct the Overture to Rossini’s “Barber of Seville.”

Dr. Jeffrey Tedford ’00, chair of the Department of Music and director of Orchestras, will conduct both concerti and the “Bacchanale” from Saint- Saëns’ Samson and Delilah.

“I am thrilled to offer this concert to our campus community, local community, parents, families, and friends. Our students have worked so hard and the soloists and conductors have been preparing diligently for months,” Tedford said. “I am confident that our audience will come away from this concert impressed by the incredible talent at Grove City College and moved by the power of music.”

Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the Music Office at Grove City College at 724-458-2084 or visit:

Concert features Aria/Concerto winners, student conductors

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