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Donald Spieth to Conduct Moravian College Community Orchestra

Concert to feature Student Competition Winner, Jessica Mitchell '11, Cello

Bethlehem, Pa., October 26, 2010?Moravian College Community Orchestra featuring student competition winner and cellist Jessica Mitchell ?11 will perform on Sunday, November 21 at 7 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall. Donald Spieth will conduct the orchestra.

Jessica Mitchell (Bath, Pa.) will be playing the cello and performing Max Bruch's Kol Nidrei. She will be accompanied by the student and community member orchestra. The program also includes Copland's Appalachian Spring and Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 (from the New World).

Donald Spieth has established himself as an outstanding conductor, orchestra builder, and educator. His imaginative programming and expressive performances have been met enthusiastically by audiences and critics alike. Spieth came to Pennsylvania as a National Teaching Fellow at Moravian College where he is currently Artist in Residence in Music and back as Conductor of the Moravian College Community Orchestra, an ensemble which he started forty years ago and from which he took a twenty year leave to pursue other conducting responsibilities.

General admission to the performance is $10 and $5 for senior citizens and students with I.D. Tickets can be purchased in advance from www.lvartsboxoffice.org. For more information, please visit the Moravian Music Department web site at www.moravian.edu/music. Foy Concert Hall is located on Moravian College's Hurd Campus in historic downtown Bethlehem.

Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Anyone who anticipates needing any type accommodation or who has questions about the physical access provided should contact Kathi Roman at Katro@moravian.edu or 610 625-7880.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.