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Wayne State College Chamber Orchestra Seeking Musicians

 

WAYNE, Neb. (Nov. 6, 2009) -- The Wayne State College Chamber Orchestra is recruiting musicians for the spring 2010 semester. The new ensemble is open to music majors, non-music majors and community members in Wayne who are not students.  

 

The ensemble is devoted to performing a wide range of chamber orchestra repertoire from the early Baroque period to the present day. Rehearsals will run from 7:30 to 8:50 p.m. beginning Jan. 11 in room 023 in the Peterson Fine Arts Building on the Wayne State campus.

 

The Chamber Orchestra will be led by Dr. Leonardo Lebas, an Argentinean conductor and composer living in the United States since 2001. He has conducted and guest conducted professional and university orchestras, as well as choirs, in the United States and abroad. He has composed choral, choral-orchestral, orchestral, and chamber works, many of them premiered under his conducting. Lebas teaches Topics in Music at WSC.

 

Lebas was assistant conductor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Symphony Orchestra and associate conductor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Philharmonic chamber orchestra from 2006 to 2009. He was resident conductor and composer in the Conservatorio de las Rosas from March to June 2007 in Morelia, Mexico, supported by the prestigious UNESCO-Aschberg Fellowship. He was assistant conductor of the Penn State University Philharmonic Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra from 2003 to 2005.

 

For information: Wayne State College Chamber Orchestra conductor Dr. Leonardo Lebas at lelebas1@wsc.edu or (402) 617-6579.

 

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