October 12, 2005
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Homecoming Weekend concert at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Mark Lane Swanson, music director, will conduct, assisted by Rob Lane '05.

The 75-member symphony orchestra will open the Homecoming Weekend festivities with a full-length concert of exciting Russian classics. The program includes Rimsky-Korsakov's “Procession of the Nobles,” Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Shostakovich 's Symphony No. 5. The piano concerto will feature acclaimed guest soloist Henry Wong Doe.

Tickets are $5 for general admission and are available at the door on the night of the concert; the concert is free to faculty, staff and students with an Amherst ID.