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Symphony Orchestra to welcome guest

The Alfred University Symphony Orchestra, directed by Dr. Lisa Lantz, will perform the Mozart Piano Concerto #23 with guest pianist, Frank Mitchell Bush, on Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in Miller Theater. Everyone is invited to attend this free event.

Bush has been described by American composer David Diamond as “poignant and poetic, possessing a sensitive touch.” A recipient of the New York Council on the Arts Performance Grant, he studied at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Bush has been heard on NPR and CBS television, and he played for an audience of over 10,000 as a guest artist for the Habitat for Humanity 20th Anniversary Celebration, as well as for the family of then-President Jimmy Carter.

Bush’s more recent appearances include at the American Church in Paris, the 150th Carder-Steuben Anniversary in Corning, the Pro-Mozart Concert Series in Atlanta, and the Washington National Cathedral in February.

Other works in the Friday evening concert will include Schubert’s “Unfinished Symphony” and Rossini's "Barber of Seville" overture.

Lantz is associate professor of music/strings at Alfred University. She earned a doctor of music arts degree from The Ohio State University, a master of music degree from Michigan University, and a bachelor of music degree from the University of Toledo. As a violinist, she has performed extensively in Rome, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Prague, and around the United States. She is also an experienced orchestral and chamber musician, having performed with many regional orchestras including the Southern Tier Symphony and The Orchestra of the Finger Lakes.