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By Kathryn Kopchik
LEWISBURG, Pa. — Violinist Angèle Dubeau and La Pietà will perform "Myth and Legend: music for strings," on Friday, Oct. 23, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University. Tickets are $20.
The program includes Philip Glass' Overture to Beauty and the Beast and Suite from The Hours as well as works by Desmarais, Piazzolla, Bartok, de Falla and others.
"Angèle Dubeau is one of Canada's most prominent virtuoso violinists, whose career has spanned more than 30 years and 30 countries," said Bill Boswell, executive director of the Weis Center.
The only Canadian classical musician to have achieved two Gold Records for sales of 50,000 copies of a classical recording, she also is a pioneer in programming, hosting gala concerts and weekly music television programs to introduce classical music to a wider audience.
Dubeau founded La Pietà in 1997, an all-female string and piano ensemble featuring some of Canada's best musicians. The group took its name from the girls' school where the Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi taught. The group has toured North and South America and Asia several times.
For more information or to hear music samples, visit Angele Dubeau.
Tickets for this Weis Center series performance are available in person from the Campus Box Office in the Weis Center weekdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or at the Bucknell University Bookstore on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Advance tickets are available by calling 570-577-1000 or visiting www.bucknell.edu/Boxoffice. The box office in the Weis Center lobby opens one hour prior to performances.
The 2009-10 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.
For more information about events in the Weis Center Series, visit www.bucknell.edu/x12457.xml.
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