Orchestra Concert Featuring 2018 Concerto-Aria Winners

Event Details

Date: May 5, 2018

Times: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Washington Pavilion

Ticket Info: Tickets range in price from $15-$20 and are free for students K-12 and those with a valid Augie ID.

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The Augustana Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Peter Folliard, will present the annual Concerto Aria Concert, featuring the 2018 Concerto-Aria winners, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Washington Pavilion.

Tickets range in price from $15-$20 and are free for students K-12 and those with a valid Augie ID. Tickets are available at washingtonpavilion.org.    

The Concert repertoire includes:

  • Prelude to Act III (from Wagner’s Lohengrin)
  • Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67. 

Featured performances come from our student soloists:

  • Duy Nguyen, tenor  Comfort Ye My People / Every Valley Shall Be Exalted  (from Messiah) — George Frideric Handel




  • Dana LeVan, marimba  Concerto for Marimba:  IV – Despedida (Farewell) — Ney Rosauro



  • Taylor Mileham, soprano  Della Crudele Isotta (from L’elisir d’amore) — Gaetono Donizetti



  • Jacob Fenner, trombone  Concerto for Trombone: I – Moderato assai ma molto maestoso — Launy Grøndahl



About the Orchestra Conductor

Dr. Peter Folliard’s first conducting position was with the United States Air Force Bands program. Upon earning his commission from Officer Training School, Folliard was assigned to work with the United States Air Force Band, the Air Force’s premier musical unit in Washington, D.C.

There, Folliard was appointed conductor of the Air Force String Orchestra and conductor of The Singing Sergeants. Additionally, Folliard served as the associate conductor for the Concert Band and Ceremonial Brass, and was producer of the organization’s recording projects.

Following his service in the Air Force, Folliard was offered a teaching assistantship accompanied with a full scholarship to study at the Eastman School of Music with master pedagogue Neil Varon. There, he also held the position of Eastman conducting fellow with the Rochester Philharmonic.

Most recently, he served at the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam, where he served as interim director of orchestras.