College/Community Orchestra features Jakub Omsky in first concert

Jakub Omsky The Bethany College/Lindsborg Community Orchestra will open the season with a fall concert featuring cellist Jakub Omsky on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 4 p.m. in Presser Hall.

The concert is free and open to the public. Omsky’s performance is co-sponsored with the Lindsborg Arts Council.

The concert will feature guest artist Jakub Omsky playing cello on Tchaikovsky’s “Variations on a Rococo Theme” and with violinists Ann Samuelson and Ruth Ann Leaf performing Corelli’s “Concerto Grosso in C minor.” The program will also include an early Haydn symphony, “Le Matin (The Morning) in D major.”

The orchestra is conducted by Bethany College Associate Professor of Music and Co-Chair of the Music Department Daniel J. Masterson, D.M.A.

Jakub Jerzy Omsky Trawkowski is the principal cellist of the Wichita Symphony. He graduated with honors from the Oberlin College Conservatory and the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music with an Artist Diploma, Bachelor of Music degree, and Master of Music degree.

Critics say he “sets a standard of contemporary interpretation” and call him “Master of Cello”. Omsky has won many awards including official 2001 U.S. Congress and Senate “Local Hero” recognition as creator of effective sound healing methods and innovative concert programming and performance.

Omsky currently lives in Lindsborg, teaches cello, music, and deep listening techniques, and offers sound therapy throughout Kansas. He has worked as a teacher at many universities and schools. Omsky loves creating alternative church services and spiritual development seminars, combining art, singing, movement, and the sacred scriptures in interactive, inspiring formats. He plays and works at hospitals, retirement homes, clinics, and hospice organizations.

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