Lab orchestra to present first concert

SUNY Oswego’s new Conductor’s Lab Orchestra will present its first concert at 7:30 p.m. April 27 in the Campus Center auditorium.

Conductor's Lab Orchestra rehearsesThe program will include the overture to “The Magic Flute” by Mozart, Beethoven’s Symphony No.1, Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony and Smetana’s “Ma Vlast, The Moldau.”

Wojciech Milewski, a 2011 Oswego graduate in global and international studies, founded the Conductor’s Lab Orchestra to give budding conductors like him experience working with an ensemble. He said he chose the pieces to give concertgoers a “musical tour through the ages,” from Mozart’s classical work through Smetana and the birth of nationalistic music.

Milewski said he is currently awaiting acceptance letters from graduate schools as he makes plans to begin study for a master of music degree in orchestral conducting next fall.

Created in December, Oswego’s Conductor’s Lab Orchestra consists of 23 undergraduate musicians, many of whom are not music majors.

“This group is highly talented, motivated,” Milewski said. “They are an amazing group to work with, and I am excited for them to play for the Oswego campus.”

PHOTO CAPTION: Rehearsal—SUNY Oswego’s new Conductor’s Lab Orchestra rehearses under the baton of Wojciech Milewski. Its first concert is set for 7:30 p.m. April 27 in the Campus Center auditorium, with works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Smetana.

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(Posted: Apr 11, 2012)

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