Former Chicago Symphony Orchestra principal horn player joins the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra on the Smith Opera House stage
(Feb. 7, 2004) GENEVA, N.Y.–Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Geneva Concerts will welcome the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Hege, to the Smith Opera House, at 82 Seneca St. in Geneva. They will perform “Elixir” by Allen Shawn, “Horn Concerto No. 1” by Richard Strauss, and “Symphony No. 1 in D Major” by Gustav Mahler, beginning at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17. A pre-concert talk will begin at 7:15 p.m.
The concert will also feature horn player Gail Williams, an internationally recognized brass pedagogue. She joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in December of 1978, and was appointed associate principal horn in 1984, a position she held until her retirement from the orchestra in 1998. She has been a member of the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra, and is currently principal horn of the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra. She is also a professor at Northwestern University, where she has been on the faculty since 1989.
As a featured horn soloist, she has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Sinfonia da Camera, New World Symphony Orchestra, the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, Syracuse Symphony and a number of regional orchestras. She studied with John Covert at Ithaca College and received a master's degree from Northwestern University. Her awards include Ithaca College's Young Distinguished Alumni Award and an honorary doctorate of music, also from Ithaca College.
Because of Hobart and William Smith Colleges' continuing subscription to Geneva Concerts, Inc., students from the Colleges who wish to attend the concert may do so for free with ID; adult tickets are $20 and other student tickets are $10.
Tickets are available at the Smith Opera House and Martin Music in Geneva, The Copy Shop in Seneca Falls, or Mobile Music in Canandaigua. For more information please call Geneva Concerts at (315) 789-7716 or visit www.genevaconcerts.org.
This concert is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.