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Chamber Orchestra Plays "Music from the Stage"

KEENE, N.H., 11/20/09 - The Keene State College Chamber Orchestra, conducted by KSC artist-in-residence Don Baldini, will perform “Music from the Stage” on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond. Admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for KSC students, senior citizens, and youth ages 17 and younger.

Tickets are available through the box office at 603-358-2168 or online at

The KSC Chamber Orchestra will perform Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, and Beethoven’s Overture to the play Egmont by Goethe. Also performed will be the Intermezzo from the opera Cavalaria Rusticana by Mascagni, music from Bizet’s opera Carmen, and Grieg’s play Peer Gynt.

Baldini came to KSC after appearing for 13 years with The Tonight Show Orchestra and touring with Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Peggy Lee, and the Harry James and Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabakin bands. Baldini currently plays with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and Opera North, as well as with several local chamber music and jazz groups. In addition to conducting the KSC Chamber Orchestra, he also directs the KSC Jazz Ensemble, which will perform on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Redfern Arts Center.

The KSC Chamber Orchestra is comprised primarily of KSC students and includes several community members.

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