Hamilton College Performing Arts presents Symphoria on Sunday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center.
Conducted by Hamilton Associate Professor of Music and Director of College Orchestra & Chamber Music Heather Buchman, Symphoria returns to Hamilton to perform Sibelius’s Symphony No. 7, Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings and Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, with Kenneth Meyer, guitar.
Soloist Kenneth Meyer is an instructor of music at the Syracuse University Setnor School of Music. He was the national first-prize winner at the Music Teacher’s National Association Collegiate Artist Competition and is regarded by the Washington Post as “A thinking man’s guitarist – he focuses on the inner structure of a piece…and plays with impressive gravity and power.” The Buffalo News has called him “Impeccably articulate with superb technique.”
Meyer holds degrees in music composition and performance from the State University of New York at Fredonia and master of music and doctor of musical arts degrees from the Eastman School of Music. He has served on the faculties of East Carolina University, SUNY at Fredonia, and the Eastman School of Music and currently directs a thriving guitar studies program at the Syracuse University Setnor School of Music.
Symphoria is the orchestra of Musical Associates of CNY, a not-for-profit organization made up of nearly 50 members of the former Syracuse Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and Hamilton College employees, and $5 for students. This event is appropriate for families and audiences of all ages. All seating is general admission. For tickets or more information, call the box office at 859-4331 or visit www.hamiltonpa.org.