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Chamber Music Orchestra from Milan, Italy, to Perform at Vassar College

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (October 6, 2004) — In a special guest appearance, Milano Classica Orchestra da Camera will perform the music of Vivaldi and Corelli, including Vivaldi's Four Seasons, at Vassar College in the Martel Recital Hall at Vassar College's Skinner Hall of Music on Saturday, October 30, at 8 p.m. The concert is open to the public, free of charge.

The Milano Classica Orchestra, a 12-member ensemble, originated in 1993, a direct descendant of the earlier Angelican orchestra. Milano Classica Orchestra continues to distinguish itself for rediscovering works of the less famous Italian repertoire. The characteristics of the ensemble make it ideal for the baroque repertoire and more customary classic music along with contemporary music. The orchestra is presenting four concerts in the United States, their first tour abroad. The tour concludes at Vassar College, the alma mater of one of the ensemble's violinists, Steven Slade.

Since 1993, Milano Classico has produced a concert season in Milan, near The Liberty Mansion, twice a year, from January to June, with participation by celebrated guest artists such as Riccardo Muti and

Benedetti Michelangeli, among others. Besides the season in Milan, Milano Classica has performed in other parts of Italy as well as in Austria,

Germany, Belgium, and Slovenia. In addition to presenting more than 100 concerts each year, Milano Classica organizes concerts for more than ten thousand children in schools in the province of Milan and the Lombardy region.

For more information, call Karen Murley at the Vassar College Department of Music (845) 437-7294. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Cathy Jennings at (845) 437-5370.

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential, liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Wednesday, October 6, 2004