David Rudge, conductor. The Fredonia Chamber Orchestra kicks-off its spring tour schedule with an evening performance at the Clarence Central High School auditorium. This concert is free and open to the public and will feature the 36-member student chamber orchestra performing works by Handel, Mozart and Dvorak. An added dimension to the program and the tour are faculty soloists David Colwell (violin) and David Rose (viola), who will perform with the orchestra for Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364 for Violin and Viola. The program also features Handel's Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 5 performed on baroque bows, and Dvorak's Czech Suite, Op. 39.
The Chamber Orchestra is a small ensemble dedicated to performing works written from the Baroque period to the present day, and is comprised of "honors" players chosen from the College Symphony by audition or by invitation only. The group has done a number of world premieres, and has performed with soloists from Tafelmusik and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. After the Clarence performance, the Chamber Orchestra continues on to Rochester, Albany and Poughkeepsie, visiting and working with eleven school districts in all. Free.