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Sinfonietta set to perform at Tannery Pond July 9

NORTH CREEK-The Lake Placid Sinfonietta will perform at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek on Saturday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m. with conductor Ron Spigelman.

The program includes Mozart's Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter" and four works to feature the artistry of Raul Jaurena, an internationally famous performer on the bandoneon.

The pieces performed will be Albeniz's Seranade Espagnol; Duo Concertante and New York Gotan, both for bandoneon, violin and orchestra composed by R. Jaurena; and Libertango for bandoneon, violin and orchestra composed by A. Piazzolla and arranged by R. Jaurena.

The concert is presented by Upper Hudson Musical Arts, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to bringing excellent music to northern New York. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $5 for students. For further information see www.upperhudsonmusicalarts.org or call 681-1715.

The Lake Placid Sinfonietta is a summer chamber orchestra whose musicians come from larger orchestras and university faculties throughout the country. From its inception in 1917 at the Lake Placid Club to the present, it has provided excellence in classical performance to the Adirondack Community.

This is Ron Spigelman's second year as music director of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta. The Australian conductor Ron Spigelman is an honors graduate of The Royal Academy of Music, London.

In 1996 he was awarded an associate of the Royal Academy for distinguishing himself in his field. He has been the associate conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. He has served as music director of the Fort Worth Dallas Ballet, the San Angelo Symphony and the Texas Chamber Orchestra. Currently he is music director of the Springfield, Mo. Symphony Orchestra, music director of The Metropolitan Classical Ballet in Texas and teaches conducting and special topics at Drury University.Raul Jaurena, master of the Tango, is among the most prominent bandoneon players. His music plays a very personal tribute to his native South America and his adopted hometown of New York. His arrangements as a composer and as a solo player make him equally popular both in the USA and in Europe. He has been invited to the White House, and in 2007 won a Latin Grammy for best tango album of the year. For more information on the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, Ron Spiegelman and Raul Jaurena see www.lakeplacidsinfonietta.org.

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