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Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Youth and Collegiate Symphony Orchestra Performs Dec. 9

SALISBURY, MD---The Salisbury Symphony Orchestra Affiliated Youth and Collegiate Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Donald Buxton, performs at Salisbury University 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 9, in Holloway Hall Auditorium. Buxton, an accomplished pianist and violinist, is conductor of the Dover Symphony and Mid-Atlantic Symphony in Easton. He has performed with groups including the Columbus Symphony, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Dayton Philharmonic. In 1985 he co-founded the Eastern Shore Chamber Music Festival, which has earned national acclaim as one of the eminent chamber music festivals on the East Coast. The ensemble, a collection of students from Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, performs a suite from Carmen by George Bizet. Other pieces include Beethoven’s “Adagio” from the Pathetique Sonata, Tchaikovsky’s “Neapolitan Dance-Song” and Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1. The concert concludes with a selection of traditional Christmas songs, including “The Little Drummer Boy,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “Silent Night,” “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” “Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful,” “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Joy to the World,” “Deck the Halls” and “Trepak” from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. Admission is $10 at the door. The public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.

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