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Hear the RCO with maestro Theodore Kuchar, UNR chamber singers and college concerto competition winner this weekend


Matthew Linaman

The Reno Chamber Orchestra, Maestro Theodore Kuchar, the UNR Chamber Singers, and cellist Matthew Linaman are all featured in the final concerts of the RCO’s 2011-12 season this Saturday, April 14, at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 15, at 2:00 p.m. at UNR’s Nightingale Concert Hall.

Matthew Linaman, the winner of the Reno Chamber Orchestra’s 23rd annual College Concerto Competition, will perform Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C major. Mr. Linaman was the subject of an article by Geralda Miller in the Reno Gazette-Journal this weekend, now available online.

The UNR Chamber Singers, directed by Dr. Paul Torkelson, will join Maestro Kuchar and the RCO for Luigi Cherubini’s moving Requiem in C minor.

You can find out more about this composition in the RCO’s first-ever podcast, hosted by the RCO’s Chris Morrison and available at the RCO website’s April 14/15 concert page or Audio page.

Opening the concert will be the Fuga con Pajarillo by Venezuelan composer Aldemaro Romero. Watch a YouTube performance of the piece here.

You can purchase tickets for Saturday’s or Sunday’s concerts online, or by calling the RCO at (775) 348-9413. Read program notes and find out more about the performances at the RCO website.

Maestro Kuchar and Dr. Torkelson will talk about the concert and the featured music in pre-concert talks that begin 50 minutes before each performance inside Nightingale Concert Hall.

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