Repertory Strings Concert to be Held February 20

April 22, 2010

The Repertory Strings will perform a concert on Tuesday, February 20 at 8 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall.

The concert will be conducted by Dr. Elaine Anderson, associate professor of music and will feature three new pieces by Dr. James Perone, professor of music. The work, entitled 'Three Klezmer Miniatures for Violin and Strings' include three movements, 'Der Mesader Kedushin' (The Wedding Master), 'Orientalische Melody' and 'Mazel Tov.'

Perone completed his undergraduate studies in music education at Capital University, and his masters and doctoral degrees in clarinet performance and music theory at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Other selections include 'Requiem opus 66' by David Popper and 'Concerto Grosso op. 6, no. 1 in A Major' by George Frideric Handel.

Founded by Dr. Elaine Anderson, associate professor of music, in 1998, the Repertory Strings is a small chamber orchestra made up of Mount Union College students, string faculty, advanced high school players and invited community members.

Anderson teaches cello, bass, chamber music, theory and music appreciation classes. She earned a bachelor of music degree in string education from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, a master of music degree in performance and theory from the Manhattan School of Music and a doctorate of music degree in cello performance from the University of Alabama.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Mount Union College Department of Music at (330) 823-2180.

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