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Evangel University Orchestra to present spring concert April 17

Published on Apr 13, 2012 by Jennifer Hall

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. —The Evangel University Orchestra will present its spring concert on Tuesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s chapel auditorium. 

 The program will feature senior flutist Ana Woods in the Phoenix Concerto by Australian composer John Carmichael. 

 The concert is free and open to the public.

 In addition to the flute concerto, the orchestra will also perform the following:

  • Jubilee by Ron Nelson
  • Selections from Bizet’s Carmen Suite
  • Russian Easter Overture by Rimsky-Korsakov 

The Evangel University Orchestra will be led by Dr. Larry Dissmore, professor of music. 

 Additional information on the soloist:

 Ana Woods is the daughter of Jim and Pam Calvin who reside in Nixa, Mo. She is a senior double major in music performance and music education. Kathleen Cowens, adjunct instructor of flute, has been her private teacher for the last four years.

 “Ms. Cowens has been a great influence and encourager to me,” Woods said.

 Ana is originally from Guatemala and later grew up in Texas. Ana’s mother introduced her to the flute at age 12 after attempting to interest Ana in the piano. In high school, Ana was awarded the John Phillip Sousa Award and was very involved in all facets of the band program.  

 While at Evangel University, Ana has participated in eight different ensembles ranging from the marching band to chorale. She was involved in the concert orchestra for two and a half years and has had opportunity to travel across the country and to Europe.  After graduating she plans to pursue a teaching and performing career and one day hopes to be part of a professional symphony orchestra.