Hamilton College Performing Arts presents a special performance by the Symphony Syracuse on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m. in Wellin Hall.
Conducted by Heather Buchman, director of the Hamilton College Orchestra, the program features horn player Julia Pilant, longtime former principal horn of the Syracuse Symphony.
Pilant, who is currently in the horn section of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, will perform Mozart’s popular Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat, K.447. Symphony Syracuse will open the concert with Carl Maria von Weber’s Euryanthe Overture while the second half of the program will feature Hector Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique. This five movement symphony, unified by an idée-fixe (a recurring theme), is descriptive of a love sick artist who becomes haunted by visions of an unattainable woman.
Pilant received her bachelor of music from the Eastman School of Music and her master’s and doctoral degrees from The Juilliard School. After playing principal horn with the Syracuse Symphony for a decade, she returned to New York City where she performed with the Metropolitan Opera, American Symphony, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York City Opera, The Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and various Broadway shows. Pilant is a horn instructor for The Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division.
Tickets for this event are $15 for adults/$10 senior citizens/$5 students. For tickets or more information call the box office at 859-4331 or visit www.hamiltonpa.org.