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Professor's musical composition performed at Independence Day celebration

River, Rolling Stone," a composition by Assistant Professor of Music Barbara White, had its premier performance at the Fourth of July celebration in Fitchburg, Mass.

The eight-minute piece was performed by the Thayer Symphony Orchestra during a concert July 4. The march portion of the composition was performed earlier that day during the July Fourth parade.

White's work was part of a program called Continental Harmony, which teams communities and composers and is spearheaded by the American Composers Forum and the National Endowment for the Arts. White visited Fitchburg several times to conduct research for the piece. She incorporated the city's ethnic and musical heritage within her work.

Contact: Justin Harmon (609) 258-3601

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