Concerto Competition winners to perform

Roger Coda
Lauren Henning and Allison Dana

Lauren Henning (left) and Allison Dana

Fredonia will present live streamed performances by Lauren Henning (bassoon) and Allison Dana (oboe), winners of the School of Music’s Concerto Competition held last fall, on Friday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m.

Both are seniors with dual majors in Music Performance and Music Education.

Ms. Henning, of Eden, will perform the Concerto for Bassoon in F major, by Carl Maria von Weber. According to her studio teacher, Professor Laura Koepke, Henning has worked hard and challenged herself since her first semester at Fredonia.

“She sets a goal for herself and meets it. I am so pleased and proud of her musical growth over the last four years. Lauren's musicianship and dedication to her art are an inspiration to everyone who knows her,” Ms. Koepke said. “I am excited for her future and to see where she goes from here!"

Ms. Dana, of Stony Brook, will perform the Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra, by Bohuslav Martinu. Her studio teacher, Associate Professor Sarah Hamilton, said it has been a pleasure to work with her at Fredonia. “She is interested in so many things, takes great leadership and is so committed and passionate as a performer. I wish her the absolute best in her future plans!"

Both students will be accompanied by I-Fei Chen, pianist.

Both performances will be held in Rosch Recital Hall and can be viewed online at

You May Also Like

Faculty recital to feature works by female composers

Roger Coda

Music by female composers that spans the 19th century to the present will be performed by three State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music faculty members – Assistant Professor Leonidas Lagrimas (piano), Adjunct Lecturer Laurie Tramuta (mezzo soprano) and Adjunct Instructor Landon Gray (trumpet) – at a virtual recital on Thursday, March 11, at 3 p.m.


Fredonia theatre series offers virtual presentation of dramatic comedy

Doug Osborne-Coy

The Department of Theatre and Dance will make use of virtual technology to present the next production in the 2020-21 Walter Gloor Mainstage Series. Performances of the award-winning dramatic comedy “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on March 4, 5 and 6, and at 2 p.m. on March 7, via YouTube Live.