The Kansas Wesleyan University String Orchestra performed throughout central Kansas on Friday, Oct. 13.
Over the course of a whirlwind day, the ensemble performed at the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson in collaboration with the Hutchinson High School Orchestra. Next, they traveled to McPherson to perform at McPherson High School. Finally, they played during Svensk Hyllningsfest, a Swedish festival, in Lindsborg. The orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Jesse Henkensiefken, performed works by Bernstein, Newbold, Bolmages, the Beatles and others.
The KWU String Orchestra performs the highest quality of literature written for orchestra. The ensemble rehearses weekly and performs both on- and off-campus concerts. Students have a variety of opportunities to perform and use their skills. They include performing with the Salina Symphony, with world-renowned guest artists for the annual KWU International Music Festival and in small ensembles (quartets/trios), including the Honors String Quartet.