Wesleyan Orchestra Performs Fall Concert

The Wesleyan Orchestra performed Nov. 16 in Crowell Concert Hall for their annual fall concert.

The Wesleyan Orchestra performed Nov. 16 in Crowell Concert Hall for their annual fall concert.

The orchestra was lead by conductor, Nadya Potemkina, who is the university's adjunct assistant professor of music and is currently nearing the completion of her doctoral degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Memphis.

The orchestra was lead by conductor, Nadya Potemkina, who is the university’s adjunct assistant professor of music and is currently nearing the completion of her doctoral degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Memphis. A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, she began her music studies at the age of 5 as a violinist.

Under Potemkina, the Wesleyan Orchestra showcased a wide variety their symphonic repertoire.

Under Potemkina, the Wesleyan Orchestra showcased a wide variety their symphonic repertoire.

The Wesleyan University Orchestra has been an integral part of the University’s Music Department for many years. The completion  of the Center for the Arts in 1973 allowed the orchestra to begin a regular annual series of concerts

The Wesleyan University Orchestra has been an integral part of the University’s Music Department for many years. The completion of the Center for the Arts in 1973 allowed the orchestra to begin a regular annual series of concerts.

The Wesleyan Orchestra performs frequently throughout the year and they encourage students to come enjoy their music.

The Wesleyan Orchestra performs frequently throughout the year and they encourage students to come enjoy their music. (Photos by Ryan Heffernan ’16)

For more information on the Wesleyan Orchestra, visit the organization’s website.