Suzuki Strings of Columbus, Mississippi

Suzuki Method Violin and Cello: Beginners to Advanced Ensemble

All-State Orchestra

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Six Columbus/Starkville string students were chosen to participate in the prestigious Belhaven University All-State Orchestra on Saturday, April 16, 2016. The 41 members of this orchestra were chosen by audition from across the state of Mississippi. The students chosen to participate were (from left) Charity James, Hope Bassett, Gracie Swartzendruber, Abbey Swartzendruber, Daniel Jones and Aidan Dunkelberg. All of these students have studied violin under the instruction of Diane Ford of Columbus and participated in the Columbus Suzuki Strings Orchestra and Ensemble. Charity is now studying cello under Griffin Brown of Kila, Montana, and Daniel is studying violin under Dr. Christopher Thompson of Tupelo. The All-State Orchestra was conducted by Maestro Ivan Del Prado. The concert included Elegy by Tchaikovsky, Concerto for Cello and String Orchestra in C Minor by Johann Christian Bach arranged by Henri Casadesus, Sinfonia No. 2 in D Major  by Felix Mendelssohn, and Two Tangos by Astor Piazzolla arranged by J. Orozco.


Author: Kendall Dunkelberg

I am a poet, translator, and professor of literature and creative writing at Mississippi University for Women, where I direct the Low-Res MFA in Creative Writing, the undergraduate concentration in creative writing, and the Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium. I have published three books of poetry, Barrier Island Suite, Time Capsules, and Landscapes and Architectures, as well as a collection of translations of the Belgian poet Paul Snoek, Hercules, Richelieu, and Nostradamus. I live in Columbus with my wife, Kim Whitehead; son, Aidan; and dog, Aleida.

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