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South Orange Symphony Orchestra to Perform Free Concert

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Guest Conductor Susan Haig
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Pianist Rebecca Choi
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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Symphony Orchestra will be performing a free concert with pianist Rebecca Choi and guest conductor Susan Haig, on Sunday, March 3 at 3:00 pm at Sterling Hall, South Orange Middle School, 70 N. Ridgewood Rd.,  South Orange.

This orchestral concert will feature Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony, Rimsky-Korsakov's Russian Easter Overture, and Weber's Konzertstuck.  The orchestra invites listeners of all ages.  Families and younger children are welcome. 

As an added bonus, there will be a pre-concert talk at 2:30 pm with conductor Susan Haig, who has conducted performances in Canada and the US, and held conducting posts with orchestras in Tampa/ St. Pete, South Dakota, Windsor (ON), and Calgary (AB).

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Pianist Rebecca Choi of Ann Arbor, Michigan, received her Masters' from Juilliard and is a DMA candidate at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers.  She als was the 2012 Artist Competition Keyboard Winner.

A "meet-the-musicians" reception will follow the concert. The South Orange Symphony is made up of 50 volunteer musicians, whose "day jobs" run the gamut from IT, accounting, and public education, to medicine, law and music. Founded in 1949 by the Educational Committee of the First Presbyterian and Trinity Church of South Orange, the group performs 3 or 4 free concerts each season, and runs an annual Artist Competition for performers 18 and older. 

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