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EU Orchestra & Sinfonia, featuring senior violinist Natalie Slater, to present spring concert

Published on Mar 31, 2021 by Erin Hedlun



SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – The Evangel University Orchestra and Sinfonia will present its spring concert on Tuesday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Spence Chapel, featuring senior Natalie Slater as a violin soloist. The concert will be conducted under the direction of Dr. Larry Dissmore, professor of music.

The concert is free and the public is invited to attend. Masks are required.

Slater, a double major in Music and English, will perform Kabelevsky’s Violin Concerto in C Major.

In addition to the concerto, the orchestras will perform “Overture to Nabucco” by Verdi, various movements from the L’arlesienne Suite by Bizet, and the Symphonic Suite from “Lord of the Rings” by Howard Shore.

Senior EU student Natalie Slater will be featured as a violin soloist.

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Slater is a Springfield, Missouri native and a graduate of Gloria Deo Academy. She began her violin studies at the age of three. She comes from a musical family – her mother, Sheri, is a professional clarinetist and a member of the Springfield Symphony. Her uncle, Dan Grantham, is a professional trumpeter who resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.

At the age of 13, Slater performed as a violin soloist with the Springfield Symphony. In high school, Slater was accepted into the violin section of the Springfield Youth Symphony, where she also performed as a soloist. In 2018, she was the winner of the Youth Symphony’s Youth Talent competition.

At Evangel, Slater has performed in several ensembles including the University Orchestra, Sinfonia, String Ensemble, and University Chorale.

She has been a student of Dissmore’s since sixth grade.

For more information about Evangel’s Music Department and its ensembles, visit



About Evangel University

Evangel University, with the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Christian university committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally. Evangel and AGTS serve more than 2,200 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 70 undergraduate majors and 19 master and doctoral degrees.