Saturday, September 16, 2006

Flutist Harold Jones Opens 2006-2007 Concert Series, September 24

Chestertown, MD, September 15, 2006 — A performance by flutist Harold Jones, accompanied by pianist Colette Valentine, will open the 55th season of the Washington College Concert Series, Sunday, September 24, 2006, at 4 p.m. in the College's Norman James Theatre, William Smith Hall. Single tickets can be purchased at the door, $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for students and youth 18 and under. Season tickets are available for $50.00 per person in advance or at the box office on performance nights.

Jones studied at Julliard School of Music, where he received the "Outstanding Woodwind Player" and continued his studies with the renowned Marcel Moyse. He has been a soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Bach Aria orchestra, New York Sinfonietta, American Symphony Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonia, National Orchestral Association, Municipal Concerts Orchestra, and Symphony of the New World. In addition to being on the faculties of the Westchester Conservatory of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and Manhattanville College, Jones founded the Antara Ensemble for Flute, an ensemble of twelve strings and piano dedicated to bringing a wide range of classical music to the culturally diverse neighborhoods of New York.

Jones will be accompanied by pianist Peter Vinograde, an outstanding interpreter of J.S. Bach and contemporary composers who annually tours the U.S., Canada, and Asia. He will celebrate Bach's birthday this season (March 21, 2007) at New York City's Austrian Cultural Forum, performing the Goldberg Variations.

For ticket information and a free 2006-2007 season brochure, call 410-778-7839 or 800-422-1782, ext. 7839, or e-mail Individual tax-deductible patron memberships begin at $75.00. Contributing patron memberships begin at $150.00, supporting at $250.00, and sustaining at $500.00. All membership packages include two tickets, and all donations over the price of the tickets are tax-deductible. Season tickets are available at the box office on performance nights.

Season tickets and memberships can be purchased by check or money order from the Washington College Concert Series, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620-1197.

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