October 17, 2008
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst Symphony Orchestra will hold its annual Family Weekend concert on Friday, Oct. 24, at 8:30 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

The orchestra will be conducted by Mark Lane Swanson, music director, and Daniel Curtis ’08. The program will present Romeo & Juliet in Music, featuring Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture”; Bernstein’s “Symphonic Dances from West Side Story”; Gounod’s “Je veux vivre,” from the opera Romeo et Juliette, featuring Julia Fox ’07, soprano; Delius’s “Walk to the Paradise Garden (from a Village Romeo and Juliet)”; and brief excerpts from the ballet Romeo & Juliet by Prokofiev.

This concert is open to the public. Tickets can be reserved be e-mailing concerts@amherst.edu. Tickets cost $8 for the general public and $4 for seniors and children. It is free to Amherst College students.