BGSU graduate musicians bring sounds to town


Graduate students from Bowling Green State University are offering a number of community concerts. As
part of a class taught by Andrew Pelletier, the students produce off-campus concerts to reach out to new
One of the performers, Mark Simmons explained the goal: “As music students, we spend so much time
performing for faculty members and other students. ​It’s time for us to share our passion with people
who don’t get many opportunities to listen to classical music.”
Upcoming concerts include:
Latin American sounds
Conducting graduate student Santiago Piñeros-Serrano will lead The Intercontinental Chamber Orchestra
playing the music of Latin American and more Friday at 7 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, Bowling
The ensemble brings together an international cast of top musicians from BGSU.
The program is: the first movement J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.5 with soloists Helen Pappas,
violin, Marissa Lonigro, flute, and Joshua Wang, harpsichord; Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony for strings
in B minor; Astor Piazzolla’s “Tango Ballet”; Nicolas Prada Diaz’ “Concierto a la Colombiana” with
soloists: Brady Meyer, cello, and Pappas, violin.
Songs of NY & Paris
Vocalists John Mink and Suzanne Pergal with pianist Danny Milan will present a tribute to the music of
New York City and Paris Saturday at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church , Bowling Green.
The program will include the works of Lerner and Lowe, Cole Porter, Poulenc and Edith Piaf.
Brass spectacular
Mark Simmons, euphonium, and Luke Dickow, horn, will present Luke and Mark’s Hornphonium Spectacular
Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Pemberville Opera House on Nov. 18.
Dickow (horn) will perform Mozart’s Second Horn Concerto and “En Forêt,” a piece for horn and piano by
Eugêne Bozza with pianist Jeanette Fang.
Simmons will perform Eric Ewazen’s Concerto for Euphonium, and Sonata for Baritone Horn by Thom Ritter
George with pianist Yang Yang.

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