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October 18, 2013

OCA to present chamber orchestra|

Québec’s chamber orchestra Les Violons du Roy, which borrows its name from the string orchestra of the French royal court, will headline Oneonta Concert Association’s next concert Friday, Oct. 25, in Oneonta.

The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church at 66 Chestnut St. Local OCA Young Artist Esther Witherell will open with a short set on violin. The engagement is the second of OCA’s five-concert 86th season.

The ensemble, formed in 1984 by music director Bernard Labadie, tours internationally and has appeared at Carnegie Hall and at the signature palace of French kings, Versailles. The group has released 21 recordings to date, according to a media release.

Witherell, 17, plays with the Empire State Youth Orchestras, and toured with the group in China and South Korea in the summer of 2012. In June, her string quartet was featured on WMHT classical radio, an affiliate of NPR. The opener is part of OCA’s program highlighting talented young area artists before each concert.

Admission is $25 for adults; $6 for students.

Tickets are available at the door, and in advance at The Green Toad Bookstore, 198 Main St., and The Eighth Note music store, 10 South Main, in Oneonta. Advance tickets are recommended.

OCA’s three remaining season concerts are March 28, April 25, and May 23.

For more information, visit OCA at OneontaConcertAssociation.org. For reservations, call 433-7252.

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