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Chamber Orchestra and Chorus perform

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA – The Simon’s Rock Chamber Orchestra and Chorus will present their Holiday Concert on Saturday, Dec. 15. The Orchestra will perform Mozart's Symphony no. 39 in E-flat, K. 543, in its entirety under the direction of Anne Legêne, and the chorus will perform a varied program of short works focused around the theme of birds and music inspired by them, under the direction of Jack Brown. The concert will take place at 8 p.m. in Kellogg Music Center, and is free and open to the public.
Born in the Netherlands, Community Music Program faculty Anne Legêne studied modern cello at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague with Jean Decroos, principal cellist of the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam. In recent years she is taking a special interest in baroque music, studying with Phoebe Carrai of Boston. She has a private teaching practice at her home studio, and teaches cello and orchestra at the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner and the Hawthorne Valley schools. Her performances include programs of baroque chamber music, in which she uses a cello with gut strings and baroque bow, and of modern chamber repertoire.
Community Music Program faculty Jack Brown made his professional debut as Elijah at Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall in 1995. Since then, he has established himself as a critically acclaimed soloist in over 100 oratorio performances throughout the Northeast and Canada. A frequent recitalist, he has presented a range of programs focusing on the music of Schubert, Brahms, Mahler, and Ives. His early training as an instrumentalist was followed by his primary vocal study with Richard Cross at Juilliard. Brown is also on the faculty at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn., and at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, Mass., where he directs the choral programs and teaches voice. He is the owner of Beethoven House Music, a national resource of printed music.

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Briee Della Rocca: 413 644-4706