Festival Orchestra Concert Tonight Features top Student Talent Kate Metzger April 4, 2011 The St. Thomas Music Department will present its Festival Orchestra concert at 8 p.m. today, Monday, April 4, in Brady Educational Center auditorium. This is a high-caliber evening of music during which St. Thomas’ best student musicians perform in front of a seasoned professional 30-piece orchestra.The program will feature student soloists who were chosen to be included in the Festival Orchestra program through a competitve process – only a small number are accepted each year.Selections from the program:Andrew Ferriss, trumpet, will perform “Trumpet Concerto in Eb,” movement I. Allegro, by Jan K.J. Neruda.Mark Thomas, tenor, will perform “Dies Natalis,” movements II. Rhapsody and V. The Salutation, by Gerald Finz.Jon Dostal, marimba, will perform “Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra,” movements II. Lamento and I. Saudação, by Ney Rosauro.Matthew Potter, alto saxophone, will perform “Tableaux de Provence,” movements IV. Dis Alyscamps, L’amo Souspire and I. Farandoulo di Chatouno, by Paule Maurice.Raluca Sorina Boac, piano, will perform “Piano Concerto No. 1 in C, Op. 5,” movement I. Allegro con brio, by Ludwig van Beethoven.The concert will be conducted by Dr. Matthew George.