GENESEO, N.Y. - The Geneseo Symphony Orchestra will highlight the students who won the college's annual concerto competition during the orchestra's concert April 7 at 3 p.m. in Wadsworth Auditorium. James Walker, distinguished service professor of music in the School of the Arts, will be conducting and senior music major Louis Lohraseb will be assistant conductor. The event is free and open to the public.
Winners this year and the works they will perform are violinist Robert Gaglione, who will perform Sibelius' "Concerto in D Minor for Violin and Orchestra (First Movement);" Flutist Gina Vecere, who will perform Mozart's "Concerto No. 2 in D Major for Flute and Orchestra (First Movement);" and a duet by soprano Katelyn Hearfield and tenor David Keyes titled "Duet: E Sulti pur la Barbara (The Elixir of Love) by Donizetti.
In addition, the full orchestra will perform two 20th century orchestral masterpieces: "The Fountains of Rome" by Respighi and the "Masquerade Suite" by Khachaturian.
"As in past years, the winners were chosen at an outside juried competition, held last fall," said Walker. "We're delighted to give the winners this opportunity to perform in front of a very solid orchestra, as well as a wonderfully appreciative audience."
The Geneseo Symphony Orchestra is a collaboration among the best wind, percussion and string players in the student body at SUNY Geneseo and members of the music faculty, who coach, teach and perform in the ensemble. The result is an ensemble able to perform some of the finest literature written for large orchestra.
For more information on the concert, call 585-245-5824.
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