Amherst College Orchestra Celebrates the Class of ’06 and Mozart April 8

March 30, 2006
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AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College Orchestra will celebrate its graduating class of 2006 and the 250th birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in its annual senior concerto concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. Tickets are $5 and are free to Amherst College students. Reservations can be made at amherstorchestra@gmail.com.

Three seniors will perform three complete concertos by the Viennese master. Orchestra president and French horn section co-principal Hikaru Okamoto ’06 will open the concert with the boisterous Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major, K. 417. Woodwind section leader Paul Park ’06 will then perform Mozart’s final instrumental work, the sublime Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622. The concert will close with the fiery and dramatic Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K.466, with music honors graduate Tamina Park ’06 as soloist. Rob Lane ’05 and Mark Lane Swanson will conduct the Amherst College Orchestra.

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