Feb. 17, 2010

Geneseo Symphony Orchestra Begins Spring Season Feb. 28

GENESEO, N.Y. - The Geneseo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by James Walker, begins its spring season with a concert on Sunday, February 28 at 3:00 p.m. in Wadsworth Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Geneseo Symphony Orchestra's program includes Beethoven's Egmont Overture, featuring Louis Lohraseb '13 as student conductor, and Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major - subtitled "Emperor", the grandest of Beethoven's piano concertos - performed by Dr. Jonathan Gonder, pianist and dean of the School of the Arts at Geneseo. The program concludes with "Church Windows" by Ottorino Respighi, the third work of Respighi's great trilogy of orchestral works which catapulted him into international fame as a composer.

The Geneseo Symphony Orchestra is a collaboration of 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, call (585) 245-5824.

Media Contact:
Tony Hoppa
Asst. VP for Communications
(585) 245-5516
thoppa@geneseo.edu