“Fall for Beethoven” orchestra concert set for Saturday

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The Union College and Community Orchestra will be performing a lively concert at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5 in Memorial Chapel.

The main work is Beethoven's joyous Symphony 7 in A and a Beethoven's Coriolan Overture opens the program. In between, piano soloist Eunmi Ko joins the orchestra for a performance of Mendelssohn's virtuoso Capriccio Brillante. Ko has played performances and taught at academic institutions around the world.

The orchestra was founded in the 1980s by Hilary Tann, the John Howard Payne Professor of Music, which she conducted for over 15 years before handing the baton to Victor Klimash and, later, John Cox. Saturday's concert marks Tann’s return to the podium for the interim year while the Music Department seeks Cox’s replacement.

Professor Tann is delighted with the sound of the ensemble and the enthusiasm of the players. “What better way to spend an hour of your weekend than in the company of great music!” she said.