October 08, 2007


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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Pro Musica Prague orchestra will perform in concert Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. at Bucknell University's Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $20.

"Under the baton of Pavel Prantl, the orchestra will perform rarely heard classical gems including a symphony, No. 39, by Antonio Rosetti, and Franz Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 8 in G Major, subtitled 'Evening,'" said Bill Boswell, executive director of the Weis Center.

Two extraordinary soloists
"The concert also will showcase two extraordinary musicians: Czech Philharmonic solo oboist Jana Brozkova in Mozart's Concerto for Oboe, and the young violin prodigy Barbora Kolarova in Mozart's Concerto for Violin No. 3 in G. Major.

"The Czech ensemble returns to the Weis Center on the occasion of the orchestra's 30th anniversary, having survived Soviet occupation, the 'Velvet' Revolution and the fall of communism," Boswell said. "The musicians gave a great performance in the Weis Center in 2003 to an appreciative and enthusiastic audience."

Tickets for this Weis Center series concert are available in person from the Campus Box Office in the Weis Center on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or at the Bucknell University Bookstore, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Advance tickets also are available by calling 570-577-1000 or online at www.bucknell.edu/Boxoffice. The box office in the Weis Center lobby opens one hour prior to performances.

A free family matinee, too
Additionally, Pro Musica Prague will present a free family matinee Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. "I Went for a Walk and Ran into an Orchestra …" with concertmaster Pavel Prantl and featuring the young violinist Barbora Kolarova. A music exploration for the entire family, the program is subtitled, "The World of Color and Emotion in Music."

The 2007-08 season of Weis Center Events is generously supported by grants from the Bucknell University Association for the Arts and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in conjunction with 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.

Pro Musica Prague performs in concert Oct. 27

Contact: Office of Communications

Posted Oct. 8, 2007

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