Date: March 2, 1999
Contact: Barbara Russo
Phone: (207) 872-3236
The Colby Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Laura Jackson, will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 13, in Lorimer Chapel at Colby College. The public is welcome to this Music at Colby Concert Series event and admission is free.
The orchestra will perform Anton Dvorak's Symphony No. 8 in G and Franz Liszt's Les Préludes. Colby sophomore Sara M. Gross of Leucadia, Calif., will be the pianist in a performance of the first movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466. The concert will conclude with Ah fors e lui che l'anima, from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, featuring Colby senior Barbera E. Thomas of Amherst, N.H., as soprano soloist. Gross and Thomas were the winners of the second annual Colby Concerto Competition.
Jackson, former music director of the Nashua Chamber Orchestra, is interim conductor of the Colby Symphony Orchestra, which includes Colby students and faculty, musicians from the community and other professionals. She teaches violin at Phillips Exeter Academy, where she was assistant conductor, and she has performed as a professional violinist with the Boston Philharmonic, the New England String Ensemble and the Boston Classical Orchestra.