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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Dec. 14, 2009

Richardson to solo with Saint Joseph Symphony

William Richardson

Dr. William Richardson

Dr. William Richardson, associate professor of music, will perform with the Saint Joseph Symphony for the annual Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, in St. Joseph's historic Missouri Theater.

Featured on the program is Antonio Vivaldi's "Concerto for Two Trumpets," played by Richardson and Robert Harvey, principal trumpeter.

"This concert is lighter in nature with many holiday favorites," Richardson said. "The 7 p.m. start time is earlier than in the past and is designed to encourage families to bring young children and enjoy some really fun music. We have a wonderful new conductor, Rico McNeela, who is an excellent musician and spokesman for a really fine regional orchestra."

A member of the Saint Joseph Symphony since 1999, Richardson recently completed a term as a member of the symphony's board of directors. He and his family are preparing for a five-month stay in Riga, Latvia, this spring trimester while he teaches trumpet at the Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music as a Fulbright Scholar.

For more information about Saturday's concert, contact the Saint Joseph Symphony at 816.233.7701 or visit

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468