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Orchestra presents its Spring Concert

May 27, 2014

The Carleton College Orchestra will present its annual spring concert on Friday, May 30 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The performance is free and the public is invited to attend.

The program includes Pictures at an Exhibition by Moussorgsky-Ravel, along with performances by three senior soloists: Julian Pozniak (Waunakee, Wisc.) singing Gieng heut’ Morgens über’s Feld from Songs of a Wayfarer by Gustav Mahler; Nada Batu (Maple Grove, Minn.), on the piano, presenting Adagio assai from Piano Concerto by Maurice Ravel; and Julian Killough-Miller (Oakham, Mass.), on cello, performing Elegy by Gabriel Fauré.

The concert will be conducted by Hector L. Valdivia, professor of music, music department chair, and S. Eugene Bailey Director of the Carleton Orchestra. Valdivia received the BMA from the University of Wisconsin and the MMA, MM, and DMA from the Yale School of Music. His research interests include the music of Eugene Ysaye, Luisa Adolpha Le Beau and Amy Beach. Valdivia recently recorded Beach's "Variations on Balkan Themes" with the Moravian Philharmonic in Olomouc, Czech Republic. As a violinist, he performs with the Veblen Piano Trio and recently recorded several new works by Phillip Rhodes, Carleton's  Composer-in-Residence.

For more information about this event, including disability accommodations, contact the Carleton College Department of Music at(507) 222-4475. The Concert Hall is located on First Street between Nevada and Winona Streets in Northfield, Minn.