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HAMILTON COLLEGE ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM

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Posted April 21, 1997
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The Hamilton College Orchestra, directed by Professor of Music E. Michael Richards, will present a concert of music by Beethoven, Copland, Mussorgsky, Faure and Lalo, on Saturday, April 26 at, at 8 p.m. The performance will take place in Wellin Hall of the Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts and is free and open to the general public.

Featured soloists will include members of the Hamilton faculty and student orchestra performers. Richard Eckert, director of string chamber music and orchestra string coach at Hamilton, will perform Faure's Elegy for cello and orchestra. Eckert earned a doctorate from the Eastman School of Music, and is a member of the Rochester-based Orchard Hill Ensemble, and the Syracuse Society for New Music. He has been active as a soloist and chamber music performer throughout New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, New Hampshire and Ohio.

Other soloists include student violinists Sara Walker Bosworth and Mathew Kane, winners of the 12th Hamilton College Orchestra Concerto Auditions. Bosworth will perform the first movement of Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole, and Kane will perform Beethoven's Romance in F Major.

The program will also include Mussorgsky/Ravel's Pictures at an Exhibition, and Aaron Copland's Billy the Kid Suite. For more information, call 859-4350.

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