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Husband-and-wife duo Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky to perform at Concert Series


Pianists Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky perform at Memorial Chapel as part of the Union College Concert Series Sunday, March 24 at 3 p.m.

Due to a treatable arm injury, violinist Stefan Jackiw had to cancel his appearance. Polonsky, Jackiw’s recital partner brings her husband – the wonderful pianist Orion Weiss for a rarely-heard four-hand piano program highlighted by Stravinsky’s masterpiece the Rite of Spring along with Fauré’s Dolly Suite and Schubert’s late works Lebensstürme, D. 947 and Grand Rondeau, D. 951.

Winner of the Gilmore Young Artist Award and an Avery Fisher Career Grant, Weiss has performed many major orchestras around the country including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and the symphonies of Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco, among others. As recitalist and chamber musician, he has appeared at Ravinia, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, and the Bard Music Festival. In 2005, he made his New York recital debut at Alice Tully Hall and in Paris at the Louvre.

A former member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Two program, Polonsky has appeared with the Moscow Virtuosi, Buffalo Philharmonic, Columbus and Memphis symphonies, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble and others. She has collaborated with the Guarneri, Orion, and Shanghai quartets, and with Mitsuko Uchida, Richard Goode and Arnold Steinhardt, among others.

Individual tickets for the Concert Series are $25 or $10 for area students, and are free to members of the campus community. Subscription packages offer significant savings. For information, call 518-388-6080 or visit http://www.unioncollegeconcerts.org.