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Goliard Ensemble to perform in Houston Chapel

10/16/2003 11:15:59 AM


LYNCHBURG, Va.—The Goliard Ensemble, widely known for its adventurous programming and creative interaction with audiences, will be performing at 7:30 PM on Thursday, October 23rd in Houston Memorial Chapel on the campus of Randolph-Macon Woman's College. The program will include the premiere of A Completed Portrait of Picasso, a new work commissioned for Goliard by Charles Mason of Birmingham, the season's Composer in Residence. The performance is free and open to the public.

Based in New York City, the Goliard Ensemble comes to Lynchburg as a part of its eleventh annual Southeastern Music Festival tour. During the tour, the ensemble will perform works by Bernstein, Mendelssohn, and Telemann for the bassoon, cello, piano, tenor, and violin. The ensemble tours throughout the southeastern United States each season visiting art centers, schools, and universities, conducting workshops and presenting concerts to local students and community members.

The Ensemble has appeared in such New York venues as the Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and the Brooklyn Museum as well as appearing throughout the Eastern United States. The Ensemble has premiered new works by composers Vincent Persichetti, Lowell Liebermann, and Ronald Roseman.

For more information, contact Professor Dan Raessler in the Department of Music at 434-947-8532.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations