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Symphony's chamber concert continues with Beau Soir

Posted: April 18, 2013 - 12:04am

The Juneau Symphony’s chamber concert series continues this weekend with Beau Soir, a concert featuring original music for harp, horn, cello and voice. Performances will take place on Saturday, April 20 at the Shrine of St. Therese at 8 p.m., and on Sunday, April 21, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church at 3 p.m.

The concert will feature symphony musicians Candace LiVolsi on harp, vocalist Beth Madsen Bradford, horn players Bill Paulick and Kristina Paulick and cellist Meghan Johnson.

After having trouble finding music for harp, horn and voice LiVolsi and Bill Paulick decided to commission some instead. LiVolsi wanted music that reflected the scenery of Juneau, especially the glaciers. A second horn and cello were added to the lineup as pieces developed. One of the new works at the concert is by local composer Tyree Pini, whose last new work was heard at the Symphony’s Showcase concerts in March.

The chamber concert series is a part of the Symphony’s 50th Anniversary season. The final chamber concert of the year will be by Alexander Tutanov and Franz Felkl in June 2013.

Tickets for Beau Soir are available at Hearthside Books, the JACC and online at www.juneausymphony.org.

In other news, the symphony is seeking a new conductor for the Juneau Student Symphony, an all-ages group of student musicians. In addition to conducting a series of three or four concerts per year, the JSS Conductor is responsible for all musical instruction related to performances, leadership of the group, and recruitment for this organization. According to a release, the JSS conductor is “an educator who demonstrates superb musicianship, has an outgoing, highly energetic, engaging and warm personality and enjoys working with young musicians.”

Applications are due by May 3.

For more information, visit www.juneausymphony.org/hiring.html.

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