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Hendrix Chamber Orchestra Presents Holocaust Remembrance Day Concert

CONWAY, Ark. (April 8, 2014) – The Hendrix College Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Karen Griebling, will present its spring 2014 concert Monday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Reves Recital Hall.

The concert, in observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, will feature Ilse Stritzke. Born in Germany in 1934, Stritzke has written and published a memoir titled Nightmares of an East Prussian Childhood.

Also featured will be faculty artist Madgdalena Ryszkowski, violin, and Natalie Skinner, soprano. Skinner, a junior from Monticello, Ark., is the winner of the Hendrix College Chamber Orchestra’s annual Concerto and Aria Competition. The daughter of Kent and Anita Skinner, she is pursuing a major in environmental science and studies voice with Suzanne Loerch.

The program will include:

  • Havanaise (France, 1887) by Camille Saint-Saens, featuring faculty artist Madgdalena Ryszkowski, violin
  • Canzona (Venice, 1608) by Salomone Rossi                                                     
  • Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream Op. 61 (Leipzig, 1826) by Felix Mendelssohn
  • Adagietto from Symphony V (Vienna, 1900) by Gustav Mahler                          
  • Selections from Fiddler on the Roof (setting: Russia, 1905) by Jerry Bock
  • Selections from Cabaret (setting: Berlin, 1931) John Kander,
  • Conversation with Ilse Stritzke, b. 1934, author of Nightmares of an East Prussian Childhood
  • Sinfonia for String Orchestra, Op. 110 (Soviet Union, 1960) “Dedicated to the Memory of the Victims of Fascism and War” by Dmitri Shostakovich
    • Largo
    • Allegro molto
    • Allegretto
    • Largo
    • Largo
  • Aria from Marriage of Figaro (Vienna, 1784) by Mozart, featuring Natalie Skinner, soprano

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report.  Hendrix is featured in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit