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Feb. 18, 2005


LEWISBURG, Pa. — Deutsche Philharmonie will perform in concert Friday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University. Tickets for the concert are $20.

One of Germany's great orchestras will play great music by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven under conductor Theodore Kuchar.

"Deutsche Philharmonie has been part of concert life in Germany and a cultural ambassador throughout Europe and Asia for more than 50 years," said Bill Boswell, executive director of the Weis Center.

"We are lucky to be able to host this concert on the orchestra's first-ever North American tour.

"Weis Center audiences will be doubly gifted with a performance by celebrated pianist Fabio Bidini who is the soloist for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor," he said.

A native of Arezzo, Bidini has been awarded first prize in 11 of Italy's prestigious national piano competitions.

The two other works on the program are Beethoven's "Eroica" Symphony and a delightful symphony by Franz Josef Haydn, No. 60 in C. minor, nickname "Il Distratto" or "The Distracted One."

Tickets for Weis Center performances are available in person from the Campus Box Office in the Weis Center weekdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and one hour prior to events. Tickets also are available by calling 570-577-1000 or online at http://www.bucknell.edu/boxoffice/

The 2004-05 season of Weis Center events is made possible in part by generous funding from the Bucknell University Association for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support for the series is provided by numerous and generous private donors including members of the Weis Center Green Room Circle and Green Room Board.

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