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Jan. 26, 2005

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Philadelphia Virtuosi orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Daniel Spalding, is performing a concert on Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center at Bucknell University, replacing the previously announced concert by the Eos Orchestra.

Violinist Odin Rathnam, who is among other things concertmaster of the Harrisburg Symphony, will be the featured soloist in Leonard Bernstein's Serenade (1954) After Plato's "Symposium."

This work was to have been performed on the Eos Orchestra concert, but the rest of the program is different, according to Bill Boswell, executive director of the Weis Center.

"The Philadelphia Virtuosi will be playing a suite from Bernard Herrmann's music for the film Fahrenheit 451 (this shares nothing in common with Michael Moore's film from last year except that Moore parodied the title), and the exceptionally entertaining Carmen Ballet suite by Rodion Shchedrin, the music of which is based on, of course, George Bizet's opera."

All tickets for Eos will be honored at the Philadelphia Virtuosi orchestra performance. Bucknell's Campus Box Office will be contacting ticket holders. For more information, please call the box office at 570-577-1000.

For more than a decade the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University has taken pride in presenting the best performing artists and companies from across the country and around the world. Remaining events in the 2004-05 season include performances by DanceBrazil (Feb. 5), The Princely Players (Feb. 12), Deutsche Philharmonie (Feb. 25), Singapore Symphony Orchestra (March 5), the American Virtuosi Baroque Opera Theater (April 1), and Imani Winds (April 15).

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


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