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!
Published by Elisa Koehler
Elisa Koehler is Professor of Music and the Director of the Center for Dance, Music, and Theatre at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. Formerly the Music Director and Conductor of the Frederick Symphony Orchestra, she is a professional trumpeter who 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 Newberry's Victorian Cornet Band. Dr. Koehler is the author of 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), and recently edited new performing editions of the Haydn and Hummel trumpet concerti for Carl Fischer Music. 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