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Arts and Entertainment

October 18, 2013

CSO concerts to feature award-winning pianist

The Catskill Symphony Orchestra will continue its 2013-14 season with a weekend of events Saturday and Sunday at the State University College at Oneonta’s Hunt Union Ballroom, featuring Naumburg Award-winning pianist Anthony Molinaro.

On Saturday, Molinaro will perform the Rachmaninoff Third Piano Concerto, as well as Johannes Brahms’ recognizable First Symphony and the overture from Offenbach’s “The Voyage to the Moon.”

On Sunday, he will perform a benefit concert at 7 p.m. featuring his arrangements of many favorite Beatles songs.

Molinaro’s performances have taken him to major music centers, including Boston, Cleveland, Dallas, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Chicago’s Symphony Center. He has appeared as a guest soloist with more than 50 symphony orchestras across the country, and has performed internationally. His CD of re-envisioned Beatles songs, “Here, There, and Everywhere,” is newly available this month and features tracks such as “Blackbird,” “Something” and “Yesterday.”

Tickets are $30 to each event, or $50 for both.

Tickets are available at the door, at 436-2670 or www.catskillsymphony.net. Tickets for Sunday’s performance are also available at The Green Toad and Eighth Note stores on Main Street in Oneonta. Thanks to an anonymous donation, tickets are free for children and their accompanying adults.

The Saturday performance is dedicated to Dr. Jim Elting, and Molinaro’s appearance is sponsored by Karen Elting in memory of her husband. The Sunday performance is sponsored by Tom Morgan and Erna Morgan McReynolds.

For more information, call CSO at 436-2670 or visit www.catskillsymphony.net.

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