GENESEO, N.Y. - The Geneseo Symphony Orchestra opens its fall season Oct. 14 with an eclectic program, including a solo piano performance by Jonathan Gonder, chair of the college's Department of Music. The program begins at 3 p.m. in Wadsworth Auditorium and is free and open to the public.
James Walker, SUNY distinguished service professor of music, begins his 42nd year as conductor of the orchestra. Also conducting during the program will be senior music major Louis Lohraseb.
The program will feature the overture to "The Italian Woman in Algiers" by Rossini, and the "Intermezzo" from the "Symphonie Espagnol" by Lalo for violin and orchestra, performed by senior music major Hannah Garfield.
Pianist Gonder will make his fifth appearance as soloist with the orchestra when he performs Grieg's famous "Peer Gynt" and the Prokofiev "Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat Major."
The Geneseo Symphony Orchestra is a collaboration among the best wind, percussion and string players in the student body at SUNY Geneseo and members of the music faculty, who coach, teach and perform in the ensemble. The result is an ensemble able to perform some of the finest literature written for a large orchestra.
More information about the concert is available by calling 585-245-5824.
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