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September 5, 2013

Hartwick professor to jam with Chicago, orchestra


Chicago, which ranked No. 13 in Billboard Magazine’s Top 100 artists of all time, has sold more than 1 million records and produced 34 albums, 25 of which have gone platinum, a media release said.

The concert will be part of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute’s Great Artist Series.

“The board of the Utica Symphony Orchestra approached me this April about more progressive programming mixed in with their classics,” Curley said in the release from the college. “Given my successes at Hartwick College with respect to Rock Orchestra and Fall in Love with Motown, they thought that my youthful edge could help them re-establish and broaden their audience. I was happy to take up the reigns.”

Hartwick, a private liberal arts and science college, enrolls about 1,600 students. Classes started Tuesday.

Curley, 33, joined the Oneonta college in 2008 and is director of instrumental music. His primary instrument is French horn, and he teaches conducting, large ensemble, arranging and orchestration.

The Stanley Theater has almost 3,000 seats, he said.

According to the theater’s website, tickets are available and prices range from $36 to $131.




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