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

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

Other soloists include student violinists Sara Walker Bosworth and MathewKane, 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 anExhibition, and Aaron Copland's Billy the Kid Suite. For moreinformation, call 859-4350.

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