Richard Stoltzman Will Perform with Bach Festival Orchestra, Nov. 13

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Grammy Award-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman returns to Central Florida to perform a program of American music with members of the Bach Festival Orchestra on November 13, 2011. Stoltzman performed to sold-out crowds during the 75th Anniversary Festival in February 2010, and the Society is pleased to bring back this tremendous artist to perform once again for Central Florida audiences.

The concert is on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 3:00pm at the Tiedtke Concert Hall, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789.

Tickets range from $30 to $40. Call the Box Office at 407.646.2182 or visit www.BachFestivalFlorida.org.

Mr. Stoltzman will perform a program of music by American composers, including Copland's Clarinet Concerto, Bernstein's Sonata for Clarinet, and a small suite of pieces by Gershwin, including Summertime and Bess You Is My Woman. Additionally, the orchestra will perform Gershwin's Lullaby and music by African-American composer William Grant Still.

As part of his time in Central Florida, Mr. Stoltzman will also be doing an outreach performance for students selected to participate in Orange County Public Schools' All-County Orchestra program. "We are excited to continue our educational partnership with OCPS. The Society feels strongly that students need to be exposed to truly outstanding players and is continuing this initiative by bringing Richard Stoltzman into the schools," said Bach Festival Society Executive Director, Elizabeth (Betsy) Gwinn.

The Bach Festival Society celebrates 77 years of outstanding musical offerings and Annual Festivals during its 2011-2012 Season. Located in Winter Park, Florida, it is one of the longest continuously operating Bach Festivals in the country and among America's great oratorio societies. The Bach Festival Society brings the highest caliber of classical music to Central Florida. Performances are held in the intimate settings of Tiedtke Concert Hall and Knowles Memorial Chapel on the beautiful campus of Rollins College.

For more information regarding the season or to order tickets, please call the Bach Festival Society at 407.646.2182 or visit us online at www.BachFestivalFlorida.org.

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