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The Bard Center Presents The Woodstock Chamber Orchestra on November 11

Eleanor Davis

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— The Woodstock Chamber Orchestra (WCO) continues its 33rd season with the second of four audition concerts as part of its search for a new music director.  The next concert will be conducted by Miriam Burns, music director of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Redeemer in New York City.  The program includes Mozart’s Symphony No. 38 in D Major (the “Prague”); the Concertino for Trombone and String Orchestra by Swedish composer Lars-Erik Larsson, with trombonist Sean Scott Reed; Grieg’s Holberg Suite; and “In the Steppes of Central Asia,” by Alexander Borodin. The performance takes place at 8 p.m. Friday, November 11 in Olin Hall.  (The program will be repeated at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 13 at the recently renovated Woodstock Playhouse, Route 212 at the intersection with Route 375, in Woodstock.) Tickets are $20.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. Subscription sets are available (four tickets good for any concert). For more information call (845) 758-9270.

In the second half of the WCO’s season, conductor Nathan Madsen, a previous WCO guest conductor, presents an orchestra version of Bach’s Cantata No. 140, “Wachet Auf,” along with the Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor with WCO principle cellist Ling Kwan, and Mozart’s “Paris” Symphony No. 3 in D Major in March of 2012.  The season concludes in April with conductor Teresa Cheung leading the orchestra in George Frideric Handel’s Concerto for Oboe No. 3, featuring WCO principle oboe Alison Bitz, along with Mozart’s “Linz” Symphony No. 36 in C Major.

The Woodstock Chamber Orchestra, formed in 1980 by musicians from the Woodstock area, is comprised of professional musicians from the entire Hudson Valley. The WCO regularly commissions music by local and regional composers and performs in Woodstock and at Bard College in Dutchess County.

Please call (845) 679-6431 or visit our website ( for information and updates.

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October 31, 2011

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This event was last updated on 10-31-2011