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Messiah College hosts concerts for Chamber Music in Grantham festival

July 11th, 2011

GRANTHAM, Pa. (July 11, 2011) — Chamber Music in Grantham at Messiah College will showcase the talents of its students as well as renowned composers and performers during its sixth annual festival July 31-August 7. Each concert is free and will be performed in the Poorman Recital Hall in the Climenhaga Fine Arts Center on the college’s Grantham campus.

The opening concert will take place July 31 at 3 p.m. Performers are Richard Roberson, pianist, composer and dean of the School of the Arts at Messiah College, and the Mendelssohn Piano Trio, comprised of pianist Ya-Ting Chang, violinist Peter Sirotin, and cellist Fiona Thompson. Mendelssohn Piano Trio is ensemble-in-residence at Messiah College. The concert program will include music by Bach, Haydn and Brahms.

On Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m., world-renowned cellist Ronald Leonard and pianist Ya-Ting Chang will perform Bach’s Suite No. 3 for cello solo and a sonata for cello and piano by the Hungarian Romantic composer Enro Dohnanyi. Leonard, based in Los Angeles, Calif., was the principal cellist of the L.A. Philharmonic for 25 years.

The final concert of the festival is a program of chamber music performed by the students on Aug. 7 at 3 p.m.

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About Messiah College
Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, enrolls 2,900 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1909, the primary campus is located in Grantham, Pa., near the state capital of Harrisburg. A satellite campus affiliated with Temple University is located in Philadelphia.

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