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Summertrios Musicians Offer Free Concerts at Wilson College

Posted: June 20, 2011

06/20/11
The strains of classical music will fill the campus of Wilson College for two weeks in June and July, as dozens of professional and amateur musicians rehearse and perform free concerts as part of the annual Summertrios music camps.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE:           June 20, 2010
CONTACT:     Kathy Lehman, Director of Conferences and Special Event
                     Phone: 717-262-2003
                     Email: kathy.lehman @wilson.edu
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – The strains of classical music will fill the campus of Wilson College for two weeks in June and July, as dozens of professional and amateur musicians rehearse and perform free concerts as part of the annual Summertrios music camps.
The first camp is running from June 19 through 26 and the second is June 26 through July 3. During those weeks, camp faculty – professional musicians from around the world – and amateur musicians who play strings, winds and piano come together to spend time rehearsing and performing chamber music.
The Summertrios camps performances are held on campus and are free and open to the public. Each week, the camp faculty performs several times and the participants also perform.
Faculty concerts are scheduled for June 22, 23 and 29, and 30. Performances will begin at 8:30 p.m. in Thomson Hall’s Alumnae Chapel.
Participant concerts are scheduled for June 24 and 25, and July 1 and 2 at 8:30 p.m. in Sarah’s Coffeehouse, which is located on the lower level of Lenfest Commons.
Concerts will include piano trios, string quartets and woodwind quintets.
Approximately 70 musicians are registered for the first week-long camp, according to Kathy Lehman, Wilson’s director of conferences and special events.
Wilson has hosted the Summertrios program since 2002. Based in New York, Summertrios was formed in 1990 to provide opportunities for adult amateur musicians to play, study, perform and listen to chamber music; and to create a community of musicians.
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Wilson is an independent college with a proud history of educating women since 1869 through rigorous study of the liberal arts and sciences. Today, Wilson’s mission also includes women and men enrolled in adult degree and graduate programs. Guided by its Honor Principle and distinguished by a commitment to transformative student growth, Wilson College prepares all of its graduates for fulfilling lives and professions, ethical leadership and humane stewardship of our communities and our world.
Wilson, which is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 fields, teacher certification for college graduates and a master’s degree in education. This year, Wilson enrolled nearly 800 students from 21 states and 13 foreign countries.
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