May. 01, 2014

Geneseo Symphony, Festival Chorus May 4 in Wadsworth Auditorium to Feature a Variety of Works

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GENESEO, N.Y. – Works by Bizet and Strauss will highlight the Geneseo Symphony Orchestra’s spring concert May 4 in Wadsworth Auditorium. Jim Tiller, a music department lecturer and principal percussionist for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, will be conducting. The program begins at 3 p.m. and will involve the Geneseo Festival Chorus, prepared by Geneseo music professor Gerard Floriano, and several soloists.  The concert is open to the public without charge.

The concert will include Strauss’ “Four Last Songs,” featuring soprano soloist Pamela Kurau, assistant professor of music at Geneseo. It will be the second time in her career that she will sing the Strauss songs with an orchestra.

Also on the program are Bizet’s “Carmen Suite No. 1” and opera choruses from “A Masked Ball” by Verdi; Bizet’s “Carmen;” and “The Tales of Hoffmann” by Offenbach.  The opera works will feature soloists Amy Cochrane, Jimi James, Nathan Oakes, and Christopher Roche from the Festival Chorus.

The Geneseo Symphony Orchestra is a collaboration among wind, percussion and string players from the faculty and gifted student performers. The Festival Chorus is a mixed chorus of student and community singers.

Fore more information on the concert, call 585-245-5824.

News release written by College Communication intern Jennifer Kim.

Media Contact:
David Irwin
Media Relations Manager
(585) 245-5529
Irwin@geneseo.edu