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ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — Symphony Syracuse, conducted by Daniel Hege, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, at St. Bonaventure University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in the seventh concert of the 2011-12 Friends of Good Music season.
The orchestra will present an evening of favorites by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, including the popular “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” and Symphony No. 40 in G-minor. Acclaimed soloist Rimma Bergeron-Langlois will perform Violin Concerto No. 4 in D-major.
Symphony Syracuse was founded by musicians of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra after the declared bankruptcy of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra last year. Although not a successor to that orchestra, Symphony Syracuse’s mission is to continue to serve audiences with symphonic music throughout Syracuse, the Central New York region and Western New York.
“We congratulate the musicians of the former Syracuse Symphony Orchestra in founding this new orchestra and wish them the best of luck in their new endeavor,” said Ludwig Brunner, interim executive director of The Quick Center. “Friends of Good Music and the QCA have a long-standing relationship with the Syracuse musicians and we are grateful for their loyalty to our audience.” Conductor Daniel Hege served for 11 seasons as the music director of Syracuse Symphony and in June 2009 was appointed music director of the Wichita Symphony. In 2001, he finished a five-year tenure as resident conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, where he worked closely with David Zinman. Hege oversaw the release of Syracuse Symphony’s live “Classics Concert” CD, the “Holiday Pops” release and the release “Big Band Bash.”
Bergeron-Langlois, associate concertmaster of Syracuse Symphony Orchestra for several seasons, is now concertmaster of the Orlando Philharmonic. She has performed extensively in concerts and recitals throughout Europe, Russia, North and South America, Asia and Australia. A native of the Ukraine, she has been playing the violin since she was 5 years old.
This performance is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts. For tickets and information, call The Quick Center at 716-375-2494.
For each Friends of Good Music performance, The Quick Center will open its galleries one hour before the concert begins and keep them open throughout the intermission. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Museum admission is free and open to the public year round. For more information, go to www.sbu.edu/quickcenter. ______________
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