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Department of Music Presents Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra Concert

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (NOV. 24, 2008) - The SUNY Plattsburgh music department will present a concert by the Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra on Monday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

Directed by music faculty member, Elizabeth Gorevic, the 21-member chamber ensemble will perform pieces by composers from Italy, Brazil, France and Great Britain. The concert opens with "Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra in C Minor, Op. 21, No. 4" by Antonio Vivaldi, one of the finest composers of the Baroque era. The concerto features soloists Stephanie DeMane and Nicholas Waickman, co-concertmasters of the orchestra. Both violinists have studied with Gorevic from an early age.

"Nocturne" by Gabriel Fauré is the third piece on the program. A prolific composer, Fauré is perhaps most widely known for his French art songs. Lesser known are his compositions for theater, opera and orchestra. In the 1880s, Faure began writing incidental music for theatrical productions. "Nocturne" has become the best known of the pieces he composed for an 1889 production of "Shylock," a drama loosely based on Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice."

Sinfonia Director Gorevic is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music where she majored in violin performance and the humanities. Upon completion of her studies, Gorevic joined the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and later the Hamilton Symphony Orchestra. She also toured with Chuck Mangione as principal second violin in his jazz orchestra. In addition, Gorevic studied with Dorothy DeLay at the Aspen Music Festival and in New York City. While living in Canada, Gorevic commuted to Buffalo University where she continued her studies with Donald Weilerstein, the first violinist of the Cleveland Quartet.

Gorevic moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she studied with David Cerone and then taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She was concertmaster of the Opus One Chamber Orchestra before moving to the North Country. Gorevic has performed recitals in Rochester, N.Y.; Cleveland; Atlanta, Ga.; and throughout the North Country.

Locally, Gorevic has served as concertmaster of the Valcour Chamber Players and first violinist in the Valcour String Quartet, as well as first violinist in the Sara-Placid String Quartet. She was a member of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta for 15 years, and she conducted the Adirondack Youth Strings for the Adirondack Youth Orchestra. She was also concertmaster for the Champlain Valley Oratorio Society. Gorevic maintains a private violin, viola and music theory teaching studio in Plattsburgh. In addition to her duties as director of the Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra, she is also the upper strings teacher at SUNY Plattsburgh.

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