The Hamilton College Department of Musicpresents a Bicentennial Weekend Celebration of Franz Schubert. Included inthe weekend activities will be a faculty and student concert on Friday, Feb. 7,at 8 p.m.; an all Schubert performance by fortepianist Malcolm Bilson,Saturday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m.; and the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra Sunday, Feb.9, at 3 p.m. All performances will take place in Wellin Hall of theSchambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts. Admission to thefaculty/student and Bilson concerts is free. Tickets for the Syracuse SymphonyOrchestra performance are $15 for the general public and $5 for students.

As the Frederick J. Whiton Professor of Music at Cornell, Bilson directskeyboard studies in 18th Century historical performance practice. For over twodecades, he has been in the forefront of the period instrument movement.Performing on replicas and original five-octave late 18th Century pianos, hesparked the return of the fortepiano to the concert stage. He has presentedSchubert evenings in New York and Europe, and has toured extensively with majorearly instrument orchestras. He will perform Sonata in A Major, Opus 120,Impromptu in G-flat Major, Opus 90 #3, Impromptu in A-flat Major, Opus 90 #4;and Sonata in A minor, Opus 42.

The Syracuse Symphony, under the direction of Fabio Mechetti, will performSchubert's Symphony No. 4 in C minor (The Tragic Symphony) and RichardStrauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra. Their concert is the finalperformance in the 1996-1997 Music at Hamilton Artist Series.

The weekend will also include a symposium, Schubert: His Songs and HisTime, on Friday, Feb. 7, at 4 p.m in room 108 of the Schambach Center.Symposium panelists include Robert Hopkins, professor of music; Edgar Graves,the Alfred H. Kelly Professor of History; and Joseph Malloy, professor ofGerman. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information call the Hamilton Department of Music at 315 859-4331.


Editors please note the corrected time of the Syracuse Symphonyperformance.

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