Engineers in Concert Celebrates the Big 4-0 at Rose‑Hulman

Engineers in Concert Celebrates the Big 4-0 at Rose-Hulman

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Students performing on stage during Engineers in Concert.

Rose-Hulman students will demonstrate their musical talents at the 40th annual Engineers in Concert, Friday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Hatfield Hall.

Winter frost won’t slow the rich flow of musical talent as Rose-Hulman celebrates the 40th annual Engineers in Concert, Friday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Hatfield Hall.

Always featuring a wide variety and skill, the evening will include a saxophone ensemble, the institute’s Concert Band, several talented soloists, the Rose-Hulman Chorus and many other great performers.
The concert is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.
Show producer Brad Burchett says Engineers in Concert demonstrates the wide range of extraordinary talent found at Rose-Hulman.

“We expect our students to know math, science, and computing, but to discover that a student in your class is also an accomplished singer or instrumentalist—that raises your respect for them to another level,” says Burchett, who is also a professor of mechanical engineering at Rose-Hulman.

The show will begin with the Rose-Hulman Concert Band directed by Julie Dugger performing “Instant Concert” by Harold Waters, “Lux Aurumque” by Eric Whitacre and “Rise of the Firebird” by Steven Reineke.

The RHITHM a capella vocal ensemble will perform “Sound of Silence” by Paul Simon and “Light in the Hallway” by Audra Mae, Mitch Grassi, and Scott Hoying. The Rose Chamber Vocal Ensemble will perform Paul Smith’s “Nunc Dimittis” and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina’s “Sicut Cervus.”

The Rose-Hulman Chorus directed by Michelle Azar will perform “Joy in the Morning” by Natalie Sleeth, “O Love” by Elaine Hagenberg, “I Carry Your Heart” by Donna Butler and “Bridge over Troubled Water” by Kirby Shaw.

The show also features several soloists, including Marisa Dimperio, Jake Evans, and Jerry He. Dimperio, a mechanical engineering junior, will perform the Broadway hits “Memory,” from “Cats” and “Unusual Way,” from “Nine.” Evans, a software engineering senior, will sing “You Lift Me Up,” a song recorded by many including Josh Groban. He, a freshman computer science major, will showcase his piano, vocal, and harmonica skills performing Billy Joel’s “Piano Man.”

The evening will also include a saxophone ensemble featuring Walker Coffy, Susan Harmet, Michael Kuznicki, Conner Ozatalar and Jason Pflueger performing “Big Ben’s Reel” by Rick Hirsch. A family string trio with piano will include William, Katherine, Jim and Mary Mayhew performing Mozart’s Quartet in G.

Senior cellist Rebecca Su and junior violinist Eric Tu will perform works by Dvorak and Bach. A brass quintet featuring Lindsey Alumbaugh, Viktor Blesic, Mitchell Schmidt, Anthony Schmidt, and Paul Eldridge will perform Victor Ewald’s Brass Quintet No. 3 in D-Flat Major.