Concerto/aria competition winners featured in Symphony Orchestra concert

February 16, 2012

Peoria, IL (February 16, 2012) The Bradley Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Brian Dollinger, will present a concert that will include performances by the annual concerto/aria competition winners on Sunday, March 4, at 3 p.m. in the Dingeldine Music Center, located at 1417 W. Barker Avenue.

Kelsey Klopfenstein will perform the first movement from Prokofiev’s 2nd Violin Concerto in G minor; soprano, Emily Volz will perform Ach, ich fuhl’s es ist verschwunden from Mozart’s Magic Flute; and Kyle Mills will perform the first movement to Johann Baptist Georg Neruda’s Trumpet Concerto in E-flat.  The concert will conclude with one of the most famous symphonic works ever written:  The Moldau by Smetana.  

This is the sixth year that the BSO has been under the direction of Dollinger.  He is a native of Morton, and first performed with the BSO as a double bassist in the late 1980’s, under the direction of Dr. John Jost. Dollinger is an instructor of Double Bass, and Conducting at Bradley, and is also the Music Director and Conductor of the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra (IA), Clinton Symphony Orchestra (IA), and the Conductor of the Central Illinois Youth Symphony.

The concert is part of the Music Scholarship Concert Series at Bradley. Admission is $5 for adults and free for students.  For more information, call 309.677.3594 or send email to