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The Occidental-Caltech Symphony under the direction of Allen Robert Gross will perform at Thorne Hall on Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m.
The free public program will include Tchaikovsky’s “Theme and Variations” from his Suite No. 3, Mendelssohn’s “Reformation” Symphony, and Suppé’s “Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna” overture led by assistant conductor Jacob Ortega-Gingrich.
Violinist Danielle Belén will be the featured soloist, and is scheduled to perform Sarasate’s virtuosic “Carmen Fantasy.” Winner of the 2008 Sphinx Competition and a Naxos recording artist, she has soloed with symphonies across the United States. Belen is on the faculty of the Colburn School, and was recently appointed concertmaster of the New West Symphony. She is also the founder and artistic director of Center Stage Strings, a summer camp and performance festival for gifted young musicians in Three Rivers, California. Belen is a graduate of the USC Thornton School of Music and the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles.
This program will repeat on Sunday, April 22, at 3:30 p.m. in Caltech’s Ramo Auditorium. For more information, contact the Occidental music department at 323/259-2785 or Caltech’s department of performing and visual arts at 626/395-3295.