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The College of New Jersey Center for the Arts Presents Symphony in C

Symphony in C, a nationally recognized training orchestra under the leadership of Music Director Rossen Milanov will present Mendelssohn and Schumann on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. at The College of New Jersey. Symphony in C is one of three professional training orchestras in the United States preparing musicians and conductors who are on the cusp of world-class careers through concert, educational outreach and professional development programs.

The program begins with Mendelssohn’s stunning Overture to Midsummer Night’s Dream. Next, the Symphony is joined by internationally renowned violinist Maria Bachmann performing Paul Moravec’s masterful Violin Concerto.  The program concludes with an audience favorite, Robert Schumann’s inspired Second Symphony.

Respected and admired by audiences and musicians alike, Mr. Milanov has established himself as a conductor with a considerable international presence. His performances are characterized by sharp musical intellect, artistic ingenuity, freedom and coherence. Mr. Milanov is the former associate conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra, current Music Director of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, and was recently appointed principal conductor of Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias in Oviedo, Spain.

A violinist who combines outstanding musicianship with dazzling technical command, a tone of exceptional purity, and a magnetic stage presence, Maria Bachmann has been praised as “a violinist of soul and patrician refinement,” by the New York Times. She will be performing a piece by local area composer Paul Moravec, winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in Music. To date, Mr. Moravec has composed over one hundred orchestral, chamber, choral, lyric, film, and electro-acoustic compositions. His music has been described as “tuneful, ebullient and wonderfully energetic” (San Francisco Chronicle), “riveting and fascinating” (NPR), and “assured, virtuosic” (Wall Street Journal).

For tickets, please visit www.tcnj.edu/cfa or call the Box Office at (609) 771-2775.

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