Here, at long last, are some video clips from the Goucher College Orchestra concert from this past November. The program featured several outstanding Goucher students as soloists. Violinists Michael Polonchak, Marielle Harris, Galen Guindon, and Emmet Sellars performed Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins in D Major, Op. 3, No. 1 and violist Susannah Edwards performed the Suite for Viola and Small Orchestra (Group I) by Vaughan Williams. The concert took place on November 18, 2009 at Goucher College’s Haebler Memorial Chapel in Baltimore, Maryland. All movements of both works are posted on my YouTube site, but I am just posting the first movements of each piece here. Enjoy!
Goucher College Orchestra
Published by Elisa Koehler
Elisa Koehler is Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Formerly the Director of the Center for Dance, Music, and Theatre at Goucher College and the Music Director and Conductor of the Frederick Symphony Orchestra, she is a professional conductor, trumpeter, and author. Dr. Koehler has performed on both modern and period instruments with the Bach Sinfonia, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Handel Choir of Baltimore, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Washington Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, Baltimore’s Bach Concert Series, and as the leader of Newberry's Victorian Cornet Band. Her publications include two books: Fanfares and Finesse: A Performer’s Guide to Trumpet History and Literature (Indiana University Press) and A Dictionary for the Modern Trumpet Player (Rowman & Littlefield), numerous articles on historic brass for the ITG Journal, and new performing editions of the Haydn and Hummel trumpet concerti for Carl Fischer Music. She was named a Distinguished Alumna by the University of Tennessee in 2009 and elected to the Board of Directors of the International Trumpet Guild in 2017. In 2014 Dr. Koehler received Goucher College's highest faculty honor, the Caroline Doebler Bruckerl Award, which recognizes an exemplary faculty member in the areas of scholarship, teaching, and service. She earned a doctorate in orchestral conducting from the Peabody Conservatory, a master’s degree in trumpet performance from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and bachelor’s degrees in both music education and performance from Peabody. View all posts by Elisa Koehler