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Premiere Concert of Seton Hill University’s Steel City Youth Jazz Orchestra June 21

The Steel City Youth Jazz Orchestra will present a concert on Tuesday, June 21 at 7 p.m. in the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall, on the main floor of the Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center located on Harrison Avenue in Greensburg, Pa. The concert will feature a guest performance by the Seton Hill University Jazz Combo. John Seybert, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music Education at Seton Hill University will conduct the 17-piece Steel City Jazz Orchestra and Ted DiSanti, D.A., Associate Professor of Music and Trumpet at Seton Hill University, directs the SHU Jazz Combo. 

The Steel City Youth Jazz Orchestra is sponsored by the Seton Hill University Community Arts Program and is open to any high school aged students who complete an audition.  The concert is free and open to the public. For more information contact Michelle Walters at 724-552-2923 or by e-mail at walters@setonhill.edu.

The program will feature Flight of the Foo Birds by Neal Hefti, Oclupaca by Duke Ellington, Work Song by Nat Adderley, Manteca by Dizzy Gillespie, The Chicken by Alfred James Ellis performed by the Steel City Jazz Orchestra followed by some classic jazz pieces performed by the SHU Jazz Combo.  The groups will combine to perform Second Line (Joe Avery Blues) arranged by Victor L. Goines.

The members of the Steel City Youth Jazz Orchestra and their hometowns are:

Apollo

Nick Grabigel

Delmont

Cole Klemstine

Export

Joseph Lasher

Greensburg

Jacob Horner

Jillian Lucchetti

Justice Martinez

Irwin

Maura Kurp

Latrobe

Christopher Cox

Lower Burrell

Lucas Ciesielski                

Murrysville

Lindsey Lamagna

North Huntingdon

Katie Heuer 

Pittsburgh

AnnaElaine Rosengart

Kenny Bostard

Trafford

Luke Painter

Seton Hill University student assistants and their hometowns are:

Washington

Breanne Carr

Eaton, OH

Blaine Brubaker

New Derry

Ryan Rick

Greensburg

Baylee Gardner

Windber

Katie Walls

Latrobe

Matthew Johnson

Venue Information: The Community Music Program performances are held in the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall in Seton Hill’s Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa.  The Performing Arts Center is a fully accessible and climate-controlled facility.  Parking is available in four nearby Greensburg parking areas:  the Bell Parking Garage on North Otterman Street (across the street from the Performing Arts Center), the Hellman-Ghrist lot on North Main Street, the Albert Grillo lot on Seton Hill Drive and the Wib Albright lot off West Otterman Street.

The Community Music Program, part of the Community Arts Program at Seton Hill, is designed to develop the musicianship of children and adults in the local area. The faculty, staff, and facilities of Seton Hill University provide a comprehensive program for students wishing to advance their musical training and performance through quality musical instruction. Students who are just beginning, or those who have studied music for many years, can benefit from the knowledge and experience of a professional faculty. For more information on the Community Arts Program at Seton Hill, which includes the Community Music Program and the Seton Hill University Dance Academy, contact Michelle Walters at 724-552-2923.

If you are a member of the media and would like more information, contact Director of Media Relations Jennifer Reeger at jreeger@setonhill.edu, (724) 830-1069 (office) or (724) 433-9613 (cell). If you are not a member of the media, contact us here.