Hamilton College Performing Arts presents Symphoria on Tuesday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center.
Lawrence Loh conducts Symphoria in an all-Russian program that includes Borodin’s In the Steppes of Central Asia, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, op. 2, with pianist Natasha Paremski, and concludes with Stravinsky’s controversial redefinition of 20th century music, Rite of Spring.
Born in Moscow, Natasha Paremski moved to the United States at the age of 8 and became a U.S. citizen shortly thereafter. Now based in New York City, Paremski was awarded several prestigious artist prizes at a young age, including the Gilmore Young Artists prize in 2006 at the age of 18, the Prix Montblanc in 2007, and the Orpheum Stiftung Prize in Switzerland. In September 2010, she was awarded the Classical Recording Foundation’s Young Artist of the Year.
Symphoria is a nonprofit formed in late 2012 as a musician-led cooperative orchestra, one of only two in the United States. Symphoria’s mission is to engage and inspire community members throughout Central New York with outstanding orchestral and ensemble performances, and innovative education and outreach initiatives.
The Performing Arts Series is sponsored, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and Hamilton employees, and $5 for students. All seating is general admission. For tickets or information, call the box office at 315-859-4331 or visit www.hamilton.edu/performingarts.