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University Orchestra to perform works of Tchaikowsky, Stravinsky and Mozart, April 26-27

University Orchestra will perform works by Tchaikowsky, Stravinsky and Mozart at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 26-27, in Richardson Auditorium.

The program includes Tchaikowsky's "Serenade for Strings" and "Opus 48" and Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring." Concerto Competition 2002 winners Jennifer Borghi, mezzo soprano, and Kueh Hao Yuan, piano, will appear with the orchestra in Mozart's concert aria "Ch'io mi scordi di te?"

Borghi is a senior at Princeton pursuing a degree in comparative literature, as well as certificates in medieval studies and musical performance. She sang the roles of Virtue and the Page in Monteverdi's "The Coronation of Poppea" presented by the Princeton University Opera Theater in January 2001.

Yuan is a senior at Princeton, majoring in physics and pursuing certificates in biophysics and musical performance. He began study of the violin at the age of five and the piano at six. He entered the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts as a junior scholarship student in piano and violin at the age of ten. Over the past two summers, he participated in the Aspen Music Festival and the Texas Cliburn Piano Institute. He has given several solo recitals and chamber music performances for The Friends of Music at Princeton.

The Orchestra's Annual Mindlin Concerts are a celebration of the life of Princeton resident and long-time University Orchestra member Stu Mindlin. Proceeds from the concerts accrue to the Stuart B. Mindlin Memorial Fund, established by the Mindlin family to benefit performance instruction of orchestra members, including scholarships for private study.

Tickets are $5 for University students, and $15 for others and are available through the Richardson Auditorium Box Office. Telephone reservations may be made using Visa and MasterCard by calling 258-5000.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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