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Manchester Symphony invites audience to ‘Meet the Masters’


On Sunday, Oct. 31, the Manchester Symphony Orchestra will perform works of three of the 19th century’s most-acclaimed composers:  Ludwig van Beethoven, Antonin Dvorak and Felix Mendelssohn.  Featured artists will be concert pianist Winston Choi a doctoral student at Northwestern University, and violinist Minghuan Xu, a doctoral student at SUNY-Stony Brook University.

The celebration of classical music will begin at 3 p.m. Oct. 31 in Cordier Auditorium on the Manchester College campus. Tickets are $5 at the door.

The music, at the baton of Music Director Suzanne Gindin, will present Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, and, to mark the 100th anniversary of Dvorak’s death, the community orchestra will showcase Czech Suite.  The concert will end with Mendelssohn’s Concerto in D minor, which he wrote at the age of 14. 

Pianist Winston Choi, a Canadian, has received praise as one of today’s most dynamic young concert artists.  He is known as a master at understanding and performing the works of living composers.  Xu, a native of Beijing, China, has played the violin since the age of 5 and has performed extensively in the concert circuit.  She is known in the United States and China for her passion and technique.

The 50-member MSO is comprised of community residents and Manchester College faculty, students and staff. For more about the MSO, visit its web site at

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