Department of Music

Roanoke Native Whitney Pencina to Perform with Chamber Orchestra of Southwest Virginia

The Chamber Orchestra of Southwest Virginia will perform, with guest flutist Whitney Pencina, on Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19 at 3 p.m. in the Squires Recital Salon on the Virginia Tech campus. This performance is a part of the University Chamber Music series.

The performance will include Mozart?s ?Flute Concerto, K. 313,? performed by Pencina, as well as Haydn?s ?Symphony No. 102,? Handel?s ?Arrival of the Queen of Sheba,? and Arensky?s ?Variations on a theme of Tchaikovsky.?

A native of Roanoke, Whitney Hanes Pencina is an active freelance musician in the Boston area. As a regular player with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, she has toured throughout the U.S. and Japan and appeared on the ?Pops Goes the Fourth? live TV broadcast from Boston in July 2004. She has performed in the flute sections of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Springfield Orchestra, and the Hingham Symphony, and was the 2001-02 flute soloist for the ALEA III New Music Ensemble in Boston. A graduate of Cave Spring High School in 1996, Pencina is a former Principal flutist and soloist with the Roanoke Youth Symphony under the direction of James Glazebrook. She later received a B.M. from Indiana University, a M.M. from Boston University, and an Artist Diploma from the Longy School of Music.

Tickets ($8 Student/Senior, $12 General) are now on sale at the UUSA Ticket Office in Squires Student Center on the Virginia Tech campus. For tickets, call 540-231-5615 or order online at Group rates available.

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