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Miss Pennsylvania to perform at Moravian College

Susan Spafford, Miss Pennsylvania of 1999-2000 and second runner-up in the Miss America Pageant, will perform at Moravian College on two separate occasions during October.

    • Tuesday, October 5th 11:30 AM in Foy Hall. At the Music Department’s weekly performance class, Miss Spafford will play a tango by contemporary Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla, accompanied by guitarist Daniel Hull. She will also speak about the "Save the Music" project, and answer any questions from the audience.

    • Saturday, October 16th 5:30 PM in Clewell Dining Hall.Miss Spafford will be a guest speaker at the annual Music Alliance dinner. This event precedes the Moravian College Chamber Symphony Concert in Peter Hall at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $30. This price includes hors d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner, Miss Spafford’s comments, a brief pre-concert talk, and admission to the concert. The evening program features Schubert’s Overture in the Italian Style, Strauss’ Serenade for Winds, Holst’s St. Paul’s Suite, and Haydn’s Symphony no. 104. Also, Lauren Nicholas (’01), the winner of the Concerto Competition, will perform the first movement of Glazunov’s Saxophone Concerto. Seating in Clewell is limited, so please phone in your reservation to the Music Department office, 610 861-1650.

Susan Spaford is a very talented violinist and passionate spokesperson for music education. She is currently a graduate student at the Eastman Conservatory in Rochester, New York. One of her pet projects, the VH1 "Save the Music" program, involves the collection and restoration of unused musical instruments which are then donated to elementary schools.