Apr. 08, 2011

SUNY Geneseo Symphony Orchestra Concert to Showcase Concerto Competition Winners


GENESEO, N.Y. - The State University of New York at Geneseo Symphony Orchestra will shine the light on the winners of its annual concerto competition during the orchestra's concert April 17 at 3 p.m. in Wadsworth Auditorium. James Walker, distinguished service professor of music in the School of the Arts, will be conducting. The concert is free and open to the public. 

A variety of works are on the program to be performed by this year's four winners: soprano Kimberly Benkert  -- "What a Movie" from Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti; baritone Devon Borowski -- "Papagano's Song" from Mozart's The Magic Flute; pianist Emi Okada -- 1st Movement of Chopin's Concerto No. 1 in E minor; and violinist Alison Petry -- Bruch's "Kol Nidrei.'

Other works on the program include Tchaikovsky's "Waltz from Eugene Onegin" and Richard Strauss' "Death and Transfiguration."

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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