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  • Date: March 4, 2005
    Media Contact: Steve Simon, 301-251-7952; Elizabeth Homan, 301-251-7970

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    MC Symphony Orchestra Presents “Education on the Stage”
    March 14 Concert to Feature Some of Area’s Top Spring Performers

    The Montgomery College Symphony Orchestra will present a special concert featuring some of the metropolitan area’s top string experts on Monday, March 14 at 8 p.m., at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center on Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus. Entitled “Education on the Stage: Meeting Our String Sectional Advisors,” there is no cost for admission to the concert and the public is invited to attend.

    “The Montgomery College Symphony Orchestra is a unique group of talented musicians from Montgomery College and local high schools who play together with college faculty and professional performers during weekly rehearsals and performances,” noted Dr. Wen Kurkul, music director for the orchestra. “This exciting mix of musical talent provides a wonderful mentoring relationship for developing musicians.” 

    The repertoire for the March 14 concert will include Eccles’s Sonata for Double Bass and Piano, Rachmaninoff’s Sonata for Cello and Piano.  Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 18, Sarasate’s Gypsy Airs, and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto, No. 2. Among the featured string experts who will join the orchestra for the concert are Professor Lynn Fleming, Cellist Ai-Lin Hsieh, Professor William L. Hurd with Covington String Quartet, and Professor Chien-Tai Hsu.

    For more information on the March 14 concert or on the Montgomery College Symphony Orchestra, call Dr. Wen Kurkul at (301) 251-7550.

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