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Purchase Symphony Orchestra Presents Britten, Rachmaninoff, and Beethoven with Guest Conductor Paul Lustig Dunkel October 10 at 8 PM

Date Released: 9/16/2008

The Purchase Symphony Orchestra conducted by maestro Paul Lustig Dunkel, will perform works by Britten, Rachmaninoff and Beethoven on October 10 at 8 PM in The Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 914-251-6200 or online at

Purchase College, State University of New York, is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY.

A pre-concert performance at 7: 30 PM will be presented as part of the College’s campus-wide theme “Environment is Everything.” Crumb’s “Idyll for the Misbegotten for Amplified Flute and Three Percussionists,” will be performed.

The evening’s program includes Britten’s “Four Sea Interludes,” Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring Sehee Chase, co-winner of the 2008 Concerto Competition, and Beethoven’s “Symphony No.6.”

Paul Lustig Dunkel, music director and conductor of the Westchester Philharmonic from 1983 to his retirement in 2007, has worked with some of the pre-eminent composers, performers and institutions of 20th century American music. In his multi-faceted career he has been a conductor, flutist, arranger and writer. He was awarded the Leopold Stokowski Conducting Award by the American Symphony Orchestra League and led the Westchester Philharmonic to national prominence for its innovations in programming, education and community engagement.

Mr. Lustig has served as music director of the Denver Chamber Orchestra, principal conductor of the Vermont Mozart Festival, and has appeared as a guest conductor of the Denver, Baltimore, Buffalo, New Jersey, Oakland, Syracuse, Richmond and American Symphonies.