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Orchestra to perform student, faculty works, Dec. 3-4

For the first time in its history, the Princeton University Orchestra will perform a work composed by an undergraduate during concerts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3-4, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

"Reflection for Orchestra" was written by 2004 graduate Kiri Murakami as her senior thesis. Murakami was a co-concertmaster of the orchestra and won the concerto competition last year. Her piece, according to conductor Michael Pratt, "warrants special treatment." The orchestra also will perform a work by a member of the music faculty.

Assistant professor Dan Trueman's "Three Pieces for Hardanger Fiddle and Orchestra" will feature the composer as a soloist on a nine-string violin from the Norwegian folk music/dance tradition. Completing the program will be Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral."

Tickets are available online through University Ticketing or by calling the Richardson Auditorium box office at (609) 258-5000.

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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