Mar. 30, 2012

Concerto Winners to be Featured at Geneseo Symphony Orchestra Concert April 1


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 1 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 nine winners: soprano Jessica Carl - Mozart's "Una donna a quindici anni (Cosi fan tutte); soprano Jane Coons - Mozart's "Batti, batti, o bel Masetto" (Con Giovanni); violinist Hannah Garfield - Lalo's "Symphonie Espagnole" (Intermezzo); tenor David Keyes - Lalo's "Vainement, ma bien aimee (Le Roi D'Ys); baritone Sean Leigh - Mozart's "Non piu andrai (Le nozze di Figaro); alto saxophonist Christopher Martin - Debussy's "Rapsodie for Saxophone and Orchestra"; cellists Erin Pipe and Kelsey Wood - Vivaldi' "Concerto in G Minor"; and cellist Sara Wigderson - Elgar's "Concerto in E minor (first movement).

"As in past years, the winners were all 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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