October 12, 2005
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—Acclaimed young violinist Leila Josefowicz will continue the 2005-06 Music at Amherst Series with a concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The evening's program will include works by Ravel, Beethoven and Messiaen.

Josefowicz came to national attention in 1994, when she made her Carnegie Hall debut performing the Tchaikovsky Concerto under the baton of Sir Neville Marriner. Since then she has appeared with many of the world's leading orchestras and at summer music festivals such as New York's Mostly Mozart Festival, the Hollywood Bowl and the Salzburg Festival. She has also been featured on national television broadcasts including “Evening at Pops” and “Live from Lincoln Center” on PBS and “The Tonight Show” on NBC.

The Philadelphia Inquirer praises Josefowicz as a “serious musical force.” The Chicago Sun-Times notes that “she plays with a zest and fiery personality that has guaranteed her a distinctive profile among the current pack of twenty-something violinists.”

Admission to the concert is $22. Senior citizens and Amherst College employees can buy tickets for $19, and student tickets cost $5. Tickets can be purchased in advance over the telephone by calling the Amherst College Concert Office at 413/542-2195.