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Nov. 13, 2002
OSWEGO -- The SUNY Oswego music department will present its annual Scholarship Concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, in Tyler Hall's Waterman Theatre.
The concert will feature two of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's final compositions, Symphony No. 41 "The Jupiter" and the Requiem. Dr. Juan La Manna will conduct the College-Community Orchestra's performance of the first work, and Dr. Julie Pretzat will conduct the combined forces of the College Choir and Oswego Festival Chorus, accompanied by the orchestra, on the Requiem.
The soloists for the Requiem include singers who recently made their debuts in the Oswego Opera Theatre production of "The Magic Flute," Mozart's final opera. Bass soloist Eric Johnson, who sang the role of Sarastro, is director of opera studies at Syracuse University and has performed extensively in the United States and in Europe.
Tenor soloist Todd Graber, the new full-time voice instructor at SUNY Oswego, has appeared with numerous American opera companies, including the Des Moines Metro Opera, Central City Opera and Michigan Opera. Soprano soloist Julianna Sabol, chair of the Syracuse University vocal department, is a frequent recitalist in the New York City area and will present a recital at the city's Merkin Hall in January. Mezzo soprano Bernadine Smith regularly performs with Syracuse Opera and as a soloist with regional community choruses.
Proceeds from the concert support department scholarship funds for music students at SUNY Oswego. All scholarship winners take an active role in the music department's ensembles. Winners of this year's scholarships will receive the first installments of their checks at the concert.
Brian Duran is the winner of the Maurice O. Boyd Scholarship, the top scholarship in the department. He is a junior music major who plays guitar in the Solid State Jazz Band and sings in the StateSingers. Erica Walters, winner of the Sophie Sarat Welling Award, is a senior music major and singer who participated in the College Choir and Music Theatre Workshop. Winners of the General Music Scholarships are trumpeter Jonathan Peck, pianist Devlin Varn and singers Alanna Atwood and Josi Castallo. The Oswego Orchestral Society Scholarships, for students who participate in the College-Community Orchestra, go to flutist Kristine Kane, bassoonist Anita Besharat and oboist Jodi Castallo.
Tickets for the Music Department Scholarship Concert are $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and students; $5 for children under 12. For information or reservations, contact Tyler Hall box office at 312-2141 or e-mail
Persons with disabilities, seeking accommodations to attend this event, should contact the music department at 312-2130 in advance.
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