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San Juan Symphony to present ‘A Thousand and One Bedtime Stories’

The San Juan Symphony will continue its colorful 2009-10 Once Upon a Time season on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College in Durango and Sunday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. at Henderson Performance Hall in Farmington when music director Arthur Post leads the ensemble in “A Thousand and One Bedtime Stories.” 

The concert will feature renowned pianist Spencer Myer. 

Highlights of the San Juan Symphony concert  program include “Scene” and “Waltz” from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” Chopin’s “Piano Concerto no. 2, op. 21 in F minor,” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade, op. 35.”

Gold Medalist of the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition, Spencer Myer is garnering stellar audience and critical acclaim from around the globe, rapidly establishing himself as one of the most outstanding pianists of his generation.

Myer’s orchestral, recital and chamber music performances have been heard throughout North America, Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia. He has been soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bozeman, Indianapolis, Knoxville, New Haven, Phoenix, Richmond (Ind.), Santa Fe, Southeast Iowa, Tucson and Wyoming symphony orchestras, Dayton and Louisiana philharmonic orchestras and Beijing’s China National Symphony Orchestra.

In 2004, he captured First Prize in the 10th UNISA International Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa, as well as special prizes for the best performances of Bach. An enthusiastic supporter of the education of young musicians, Spencer Myer has been a frequent guest artist at workshops for students and teachers.  He is also an advocate of contemporary music and inter-arts collaboration. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School and earned his doctor of musical arts degree from Stony Brook University in 2005.

For tickets, call the Community Concert Hall Box Office in Durango at 247-7657 or the Henderson Performance Hall Box Office in Farmington at (505) 566-3430.

For more information, call the San Juan Symphony office at 382-9753 or visit www.sanjuansymphony.org.