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University of Rochester Chamber Orchestra to Perform at Keuka College March 7

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The University of Rochester Chamber Orchestra will perform at Keuka College Wednesday, March 7.

Led by Dr. Rachel L. Waddell, music director and conductor, the orchestra will perform the first movement, Vorspiel, Allegro moderato, from Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 and all five movements of Symphony No. 6 in F Major by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Free and open to the public, the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the College’s Norton Chapel.

Dr. Waddell is the director of orchestral activities at the University of Rochester, where she directs the symphony and chamber orchestras, in addition to the chamber ensemble program. Prior to her move to Rochester, she served as the associate conductor of Ohio’s Canton Symphony Orchestra (CSO). Additionally, she was the music director of the award-winning Canton Youth Symphonies (CYS), named the 2015 Youth Orchestra of the Year by the Classics Alive Foundation in Los Angeles. In 2016, Dr. Waddell conducted the Ohio premier of Christopher Theofanidis’ Dreamtime Ancestors with the CSO, and became the first woman to guest-conduct Cleveland’s Suburban Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. Waddell has held previous positions with Oberlin Conservatory’s Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra, the Miami Music Festival in Florida, and the Las Vegas Philharmonic. In January 2018, she served as the guest conductor of a concert of Peter and the Wolf, featuring a combined performance of Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the Nazareth College Dance Ensemble.

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