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February 20, 2014
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Serebryany, Symphony friends kick off a Month of Music at Huntingdon

Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College's Community Concert Series will present "Concerto Night," featuring pianist and assistant professor of music Vadim Serebryany and members of the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, Sunday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the College's Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall.  The concert is the first of five music events during the month of March at Huntingdon College, all free and open to the public, which include: 

THOMAS PANDOLFI, "Into the Night with Gershwin"
Tuesday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.; Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall

Thursday, March 13, 7:00 p.m.; Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
Featuring performances by Metropolitan Opera and Chicago Opera greats
Bettie Buccheri, Christopher Feigum, David Cangelosi, Marco Panuccio,
Carter Scott, Dale Williams, and Patricia Risley;
offered in partnership with the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra.

Saturday, March 15, 5:00 p.m.; Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
Performers are those selected after completion of the VVI Master Class

Thursday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.; Delchamps Recital Hall, Smith Music Building

The Concerto Night program will feature Chopin's E minor piano concerto, arranged for string quartet and piano, and Dvorak's quintet for piano and strings. Serebryany, born in St. Petersburg, Russia, immigrated to Canada at age 3 with his family. He earned his Associateship Diploma of the Royal Conservatory in Toronto at age 16, scoring First Class Honors with Distinction, then completed undergraduate and graduate degrees at New York's Julliard School and a doctorate in music at Yale University.  Serebryany joined the Huntingdon faculty in 2008 and has performed on national and international stages as a solo piano artist, with symphonies, and in chamber ensembles.  He collaborates often with members of the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra.

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college. Ranked in the top tier of regional colleges by U.S. News and World Report and consistently listed in the Princeton Review's "The Best Colleges: Region by Region," Huntingdon has for three years been recognized on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Washington Monthly, which ranks colleges on the basis of their contributions to the public good, places Huntingdon in the top 20% of 352 baccalaureate colleges. Huntingdon's music program offers a major in music with concentrations in voice or instrumental music or worship leadership, and a major in P–12 music education, with teaching certification in choral or instrumental music.

Huntingdon's Cultural and Community Events Series programs are sponsored by Baptist Health. 



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