February 17, 2022

West Chester University Wells School of Music Presents


Sunday, February 20 at 7 p.m.WCUSO

The West Chester University Symphony Orchestra, one of the esteemed ensembles at West Chester University’s Wells School of Music, presents the 30th Annual Irving H. Cohen Memorial & Concerto Winners’ Concert on Sunday, February 20, at 7 p.m. in the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building, 700 S. High Street, West Chester. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Under the direction of Joseph Caminiti, the concert honors the impact of Irving H. Cohen, WCU Professor of Music from 1969 until his death in 1989. A memorial fund in Cohen’s name benefits current West Chester University music students through scholarships and other means of support.

Caminiti says, “This annual concert, which celebrates Dr. Cohen’s contributions to West Chester University’s Wells School of Music, is a wonderful tribute to the man whose support and wisdom impacted the lives of many or our students.”

This concert is combined with the Concerto Winners’ presentations from two Wells School of Music students who were chosen to perform by a selection committee. Pianist Yanzhima Tsybikova will perform Schumann’s Piano Concert in A Minor. Ms. Tsybikova is pursuing a master’s degree in piano performance at West Chester University and is a prizewinner of numerous all-Russian and international piano competitions. Morgan Turner will perform Reinecke’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 283.  Ms. Turner is a senior at West Chester University pursuing a dual bachelor's degree in Music Education and Flute Performance.

The program also includes a world-premiere of a Concerto for Two Cellos, Strings and Percussion by internationally recognized cellist and WCU professor of violincello Ovidiu Marinescu. Marinescu will perform the piece alongside other WCU faculty members and students.



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