April 3rd, 2014
The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra will travel to Messiah’s Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts April 11 for a rare West Shore performance. Joined by the College’s Choral Arts Society, Concert Choir and ensemble-in-residence Susquehanna Chorale, HSO will perform “Elijah.”
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June 5th, 2013
The Burg, a local Harrisburg community newspaper, featured Linda Tedford, director of choral activities at Messiah College, in its May 24 issue.
Read “Perfect Pitch: Linda Tedford, a life in harmony.”
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June 4th, 2013
Linda Tedford, director of choral activities at Messiah College, is featured in the cover story of the May 2013 issue of “Choral Director” magazine.
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November 9th, 2012
Kathy Hettinga, professor of art, has been photographing the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado for more than a dozen years. Her photographs and a bit of her story were featured in a Nov. 8 Huffington Post blog.
Read “Grave Images: San Luis Valley.”
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August 9th, 2012
Amber (Sollenberger) Kane `07 is featured on the cover of the July 2012 issue of Harrisburg Magazine with her loom and beautiful scarf creations. Kane, an art teacher in a local public school and an artist, is based in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Unfortunately, “Weaver combines fine art and function” is not available online.
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January 10th, 2011
Sixteen-year-old Yen Yu “Jenny” Chen impressed all the judges when she won Messiah’s Rising Stars Concerto Competition last January. Among the prizes for her oustanding performance at the competition was a chance to play with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. The Harrisburg Patriot-News talked to College and symphony leadership about the young pianist in a preview of her performance in the Jan. 9 edition.
“Teenage pianist to revel in Ravel with orchestra” is not available online.
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August 4th, 2009
Central PA magazine, the publication of local public television station WITF, devotes much of its August issue to the arts in the capital region. In the feature story, the magazine profiles five talented creators and performers under the age of 25. Included in this prestigious group is David O’Donnell, a 2008 graduate, who is performing his sixth operatic role in Belgium as John Brook in “Little Women.”
Read “Reaching for the stars.”
In addition, a story about how arts and culture programs are faring at colleges and universities in light of the recession extensively quotes both Richard Roberson, dean of the School of the Arts, and Jeff Rioux, director of the Larsen Student Union. Both contributed to the conversation about the need for the arts, especially during times of national economic turmoil.
“A college is incomplete without the arts,” says Roberson. “The arts are part of what it is to be human. They’re part of the way we understand and interpret he world that’s around us. To not have them on the college campus, it wouldn’t be a real college any more.”
The article, “A commitment to culture,” is not available online.
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January 10th, 2008
When 19-year-old Konrad Binienda won the Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Rising Stars Concerto Competition at Messiah College last year, he knew that one of the judges was especially important to impress. Stuart Malina, conductor of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, wasn’t only helping to determine the winner of the competition, he was deciding whether the winner’s performance was a high enough caliber to earn him the opportunity to perform with the Symphony. With Binienda, there was no doubt, Malina told the “Harrisburg Patriot-News” in a January 10 article. Binienda will play Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Symphony this weekend.
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