Sinfonia Chamber Ensemble to Offer Spring Concert
The SUNY Plattsburgh Sinfonia Chamber Ensemble, directed by Elizabeth Gorevic, will present its spring concert Monday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Admission is free.
The program includes “Serenade for Strings” by Anton Dvořák, “Adagio for Strings” by Samuel Barber and a contemporary composition, “Winter Turns To…” by Brian Lindgren.
Lindgren grew up in Plattsburgh, the son of James Lindgren, a professor of history at SUNY Plattsburgh, and Mary Ann Weiglhofer, a librarian at Clinton Community College. Lindgren studied viola with Gorevic from fourth grade through high school. He was principal violist with the Vermont Youth Orchestra during his high school years, and he performed as soloist in the Walton Viola Concerto with the Vermont Youth Orchestra. He was also principal violist with the Adirondack Youth Orchestra and served as principal violist in the All-State Conference Orchestra performance.
After graduation from high school, Lindgren attended the Eastman School of Music where he studied viola performance with John Graham. While at Eastman, he was introduced to electronic music composition.
Lindgren currently lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., and performs in many different chamber ensembles including the Lyric Quartet and the avant-garde group, Sham el Nessim.
The SUNY Plattsburgh Sinfonia Chamber Ensemble includes college students, educators and advanced students from area schools. The 17-member string ensemble performs at SUNY Plattsburgh and various locations in the North Country.
Gorevic brings a background of professional performance to the ensemble. She has conducted the Sinfonia Chamber Ensemble for 10 years. She is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and a former faculty member of the Cleveland Institute of Music. She has served as concert master of a number of orchestras and first violinist in several professional string quartets.
Gorevic is the upper strings teacher at SUNY Plattsburgh and maintains a private teaching studio at her home in Plattsburgh. She is currently working with more than 34 students.