Alliance Symphony Orchestra to Perform at Mount Union

October 07, 2015

ALLIANCE, Ohio- The Alliance Symphony Orchestra will perform “Pictures at an Exhibition” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 11 in the Brush Performance Hall of the Giese Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mount Union.

This performance will be conducted by Eric Benjamin, five season music director of the Alliance Symphony Orchestra and adjunct faculty member in the music department at Mount Union. Benjamin graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music with degrees in music education and orchestral conducting. He has appeared as guest conductor with orchestras in Canton, Columbus, Cleveland, Wooster and Erie, Pennsylvania. Benjamin’s works have also been performed by orchestras at the national level and he has appeared as guest conductor at numerous music festivals.

Dr. James Perone, associate dean of faculty and the Margaret Morgan Ramsey Professor in Music at Mount Union, will perform as clarinet soloist during this exhibition. Perone, a graduate of Capital University and State University of New York at Buffalo with degrees in music education, clarinet performance and music theory, has appeared as clarinet soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Cheektowaga Symphony, the national championship American Legion Band of the Tonawandas, Tuscarawas Philharmonic, Alliance Symphony and the University of Mount Union. Currently he serves as principal clarinetist with the Tuscarawas Philharmonic and the Canton Concert Band.

This performance will feature music by former Mount Union faculty member Paul Whear, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Modest Mussorgsky and Maurice Ravel.  

Tickets for the ASO performance are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and free for students. All tickets will be sold 30 minutes prior to the concert. The Giese Center for the Performing Arts is located on the corner of Simpson Street and Union Avenue. For more information, contact the University of Mount Union’s Office of Visual and Performing Arts at (330) 823-2180.

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