poster for Orchestra's Mendelssohn programORCHESTRA OFFERS MENDELSSOHN PROGRAM

The University at Albany Department of Music is pleased to present a concert by the University-Community Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 3pm in the Main Theatre of the Performing Arts Center on the uptown campus.
The program will feature two works by Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64 and Symphony No. 4 "Italian" in A, Op. 90.  The first work is Mendelssohn’s last large orchestral work. It forms an important part of the violin repertoire and is one of the most popular and most frequently performed violin concertos of all time.  The latter work has its origins in the tour of Europe which occupied Mendelssohn from 1829 to 1831.  Its inspiration is the color and atmosphere of Italy.

Christopher David Neubert is currently in his fifth season as conductor of the University-Community Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his position at UAlbany, Neubert is a member of the Music Faculty at The College of Saint Rose where he serves as a member of the String Education faculty, Professor of Double Bass, Core Curriculum Faculty, and has conducted both the College Chamber Orchestra and the Wind Ensemble.

Having retired from his position as Director of Music for the Niskayuna School District and thirty-five years in public school music in New York, Neubert remains active as a New York State School Music (NYSSMA) All-State and Major Organization Adjudicator, and guest conducts a variety of band and orchestra festivals throughout the Northeast.

He founded the Port Jefferson Pops Orchestra which delighted audiences during its summer season concert schedule in the late 1980’s. During this same time, Neubert conducted the Allentown, PA Symphony Pops Orchestra.

Neubert currently  maintains The Neubert Studio in Saratoga Springs where students study violin, viola, cello and double bass in preparation for careers in both educational and performance music.

Tickets are $6 for the general public and $3 for students, seniors & UAlbany faculty/staff and may be purchased through the Performing Arts Center Box Office.  For further information, contact the Box Office at (518) 442-3997.