Concerto competition winner featured soloist for Homecoming Weekend

The School of Music will highlight two major concerts presented during Homecoming Weekend. The SUNY Fredonia College Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. David Rudge and Assistant Conductor Eric Mahl, will perform works by Weber, the “Good Friday Spell” from Wagner’s “Parsifal,” and Carl Nielson’s 2nd Symphony, “The Four Temperaments” on Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. in King Concert Hall. Amanda Bottoms, winner of the School of Music Concerto Competition, will be the featured soloist.

“Amanda’s dedication and hard work has won her SUNY Fredonia’s highest honor – the Concerto Competition,” commented Amanda’s studio teacher, Laurie Tramuta. “I could not be prouder of this young lady and her accomplishments!”

Bottoms is currently in her senior year, pursuing a bachelor of music in music performance.

The School of Music will present a Choral Showcase earlier that day at 2 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall featuring the College Choir, Chamber Choir and Women’s Choir. Both events are free and open to the public.

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