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Close-Up Concert series continues March 24

Lycoming College will hold the next performance in the annual Close-Up Concert Series, Paris Between the Wars, featuring music from Paris in the 1920s on Sunday, March 24 at 3 p.m. in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. Tickets are $10 at the door.

The 1920s in Paris was a cultural and artistic hub with the French composers comprising the “Les Six,” the Ballets Rousses, Stravinsky, Josephine Baker, Dada and surrealism. The program will include Milhaud’s samba-inspired The Ox on the Roof, Poulenc’s Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano, the flute sonata of Dutilleux and Stravinsky’s Octet.

In conjunction with the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, the performance will be conducted by Dr. William Ciabattari, assistant professor of music, and performers will include Reuben Councill, flutist; Susan Laib, oboist; Stephen Olson, bassoonist; and pianists Yvonne Mitchell-Sarch and Gary Boerckel.

The Close-Up Concert series presents great music for small ensembles performed as it was meant to be – in intimate and informal settings. All concerts are held on Sundays at 3 p.m.

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