Mar. 29, 2010

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 11 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 five student winners: soprano Shannon Alexander - "Glitter and be Gay" from Bernstein's Candide; violist          Lindsay Borglum - the Adagio movement from Johann Christian Bach's Concerto for Viola; marimbist  Nathaniel Gworek - the "Greetings" and "Farewell" movements from Rosauro's Concerto for Marimba; pianist  Louis Lohraseb - the allegro maestoso from Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467; and marimbist  Jevan Malaviya - the first movement from Sarmientos' Concertino for Marimba.

Other works on the program include Wagner's Prelude to the Third Act of "Lohengrin" and Smetana's Three Dances from "The Bartered Bride."

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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