Chamber Orchestra concert features Schubert symphony, Haydn concerto


The Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra will perform a fall concert Sunday, Nov. 1, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 123 N. Market St. The program is free and open to the public.

The concert, conducted by Mark Jelinek, BU professor of music, will feature performances of Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 “Unfinished” and Haydn’s Concerto for Organ and Orchestra in C featuring Alan Hack on organ.

Hack, a 2004 graduate from Susquehanna University, holds a degree in mathematics and secondary education along with a minor in music performance. A mathematics teacher in Northwestern Lehigh School District, he has been the director of music and organist at St. Matthew Lutheran Church since April 2005.

Jelinek has conducted the BU Chamber Orchestra for 17 years and the Bloomsburg University-Community Orchestra for 24 years. He has performed in the cello sections of orchestras in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California and Pennsylvania, performing with artists such as Ferrante and Teicher, Steve Allen, Doc Severinsen, Chet Atkins, Floyd Cramer, Lou Rawls, Smokey Robinson and the Three Irish Tenors.

The Chamber Orchestra exposes students and fellow members to a variety of musical chamber pieces, enriches students’ musical repertoire and enhances instrumental ability through extensive chamber playing.

For more information, call the BU music department at (570) 389-4284.