Elina Vähälä

Hamilton College Performing Arts presents Symphoria on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 3 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center.

Symphoria returns with conductor Lawrence Loh and violinist Elina Vähälä for a performance of Corigliano’s The Red Violin Concerto, Mackey’s Redline Tango, Barber’s Symphony No. 1, and Gershwin’s An American in Paris.

Born in the U.S. and raised in Finland, Elina Vähälä made her orchestral debut with Sinfonia Lahti at the age of 12, and was later chosen by Osmo Vänskä as the orchestra’s young master soloist. Since then, her career continues to expand the international stage, winning praise from audiences and musicians alike.

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 their mission  is to build community through the power of great music, and in so doing, enhance the economic vitality and quality of life in Central New York.

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 for this event 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 859-4331 or visit www.hamilton.edu/performingarts.

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