Zachary O'Bosky Named to Hardin-Simmons University Orchestra

ABILENE, TX (09/07/2010)(readMedia)-- Zachary O'Bosky of Abilene, TX, was selected to play in the Hardin-Simmons University Orchestra for the 2010-1011 school year. O'Bosky is a seasoned cellist chosen from a large field of students who auditioned for the coveted spot.

Presenting four to six free concerts on campus per year, the orchestra also collaborates with other HSU ensembles and performing groups in Abilene. The HSU Orchestra has played in many venues across the state. Internationally recognized artists such as Petar Jankovich and Avguste Antonov have also performed with the orchestra.

This season, the HSU Orchestra has the unique opportunity to play with the classic rock band Kansas during its university concert tour to help raise money for scholarships in the HSU School of Music. The Kansas concert will be September 25, 2010 in Behrens Auditorium on the Hardin-Simmons University campus.

Orchestra members provide instruction and coaching to students in middle schools and high schools in the Abilene area. Musicians also provide instruction to students who attend the Abilene Summer Music Festival camp.

The Princeton Review named HSU as a "Best in the West" university in its "2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region." U.S. News and World Report named HSU in its top tier of the most desirable universities in the west. HSU is also named among the Colleges of Distinction and is on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

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Hardin-Simmons University, founded in 1891, is a fully accredited church-related Master's (comprehensive) University. Affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas since 1941, HSU provides excellence in education enlightened by Christian faith and values.