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Feb. 27, 2004


BAROQUE, VOCAL SONGS PRESENTED MARCH 10

    OSWEGO -- The SUNY Oswego music department will present "Baroque Pearls and 20th Century Gems" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, in the Sheldon Hall ballroom on campus. This admission-free concert will feature the College Choir and Chamber Singers, conducted by Julie Pretzat, and the College-Community Orchestra, directed by Juan La Manna.

    The first portion will highlight student talent in Baroque solo concerto movements with the orchestra. Brian Duran, a senior music major and winner of many awards and scholarships at the college, will perform the Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra by Antonio Vivaldi. Andrea Verescak and Jodi Castello will perform the Concerto for Two Oboes and Orchestra, also by Vivaldi. Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Cellos will be performed by Valerie Perkins and Rachel Schoenfeld.

    The second half of the program will feature vocal works, with and without accompaniment. The 12-member select Chamber Singers will perform several early American hymn tunes arranged by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw. They will also sing a setting of a text of Saint Theresa of Avila for chorus and solo cello called "Nada Te Turbe."

    Soprano Amanda Carnie, adjunct instructor of voice at the college, will perform Bachiana Brasileiras No. 5 by Heitor Villa Lobos accompanied by the cello section of the orchestra. The concert will culminate with a setting of the traditional "Te Deum" text for chorus and orchestra by contemporary English composer John Rutter.

    Because seating is limited, attendees are recommended to arrive early. Persons with disabilities seeking accommodations to attend this event should contact the music department at 312-2130 in advance. The college's music department and the SUNY Oswego Student Association sponsor the concert.

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