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Feb. 15, 2005

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Philadelphia Virtuosi orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Daniel Spalding, will perform in concert Saturday, Feb. 19, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University.

Violinist Odin Rathnam will be the featured soloist in Leonard Bernstein's Serenade (1954) After Plato's "Symposium." Rathnam is concertmaster of the Harrisburg Symphony.

The Philadelphia Virtuosi will be playing a suite from Bernard Herrmann's music for the film Fahrenheit 451, as well as the Carmen Ballet suite by Rodion Shchedrin, the music of which is based on George Bizet's opera."

A pre-performance lecture-demonstration with Spaulding will be held Saturday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building. The lecture-demonstration is free and open to the public.

This concert replaces the previously announced concert by the Eos Orchestra. All tickets for Eos will be honored at the Philadelphia Virtuosi orchestra performance. Tickets for Weis Center performances are available in person from the Campus Box Office in the Weis Center weekdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and one hour prior to events. Tickets also are available by calling 570-577-1000 or online at

This appearance by the Philadelphia Virtuosi orchestra is made possible by generous contributions from Jane and Loren Amacher, and Phyllis and Norman Rich. The 2004-05 season of Weis Center events is made possible in part by generous funding from the Bucknell University Association for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support for the series is provided by numerous and generous private donors including members of the Weis Center Green Room Circle and Green Room Board.


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