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Barton College/Wilson Symphony To Feature Acclaimed Cello Soloist Glenn Fischbach on April 28

WILSON, N.C. — March 27, 2019 — Acclaimed cellist Glenn Fischbach will join the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra for its Spring Concert on Sunday, April 28. The concert will be held at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the Barton campus. Mark N. Peterson, director of music at Barton College, will be conducting. Fischbach will be performing Edward Elgar’s profoundly dramatic Cello Concerto in E minor.

“Glenn played a wonderful concert with us ten years ago,” said music director Mark Peterson. “His choice of the Elgar concerto fits in beautifully with our concert of music by English composers. This is a great opportunity for our public to hear this important concerto.” Elgar wrote his cello concerto in 1919, just after the Great War. Appalled and disillusioned by the suffering caused by the war, Elgar poured his feelings into this, his final composition for orchestra.

Glenn Fischbach is a graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Orlando Cole and William Stokking. Following his graduation, Mr. Fischbach spent six seasons as principal cellist of the Savannah Symphony Orchestra. Currently, he is the acting principal cellist of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and performs regularly as a substitute musician with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Additionally, Mr. Fischbach is on the faculty of Temple University’s Music Preparatory Division.

Mr. Fischbach comes from a musical family. His father Gerald is a retired member of the violin faculty at The University of Maryland, College Park and is the co-author of the well known “Viva Vibrato!” method books. His brother Garrett is a violist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and his sister Erica is the academy principal of the Colorado Ballet and a former dancer with the American Ballet Theatre in New York.

Rounding out this Concert of English Composers, the orchestra will perform works by Ralph Vaughan Williams and William Walton.

Following the concert, the audience is cordially invited to meet the musicians at a reception, hosted by ARAMARK Higher Education, in the Bridgestone Americas Atrium of the Kennedy Family Theatre.

Admission for the fall orchestra performance will be $10 at the door or by season ticket. All students within the community will be admitted free of charge as well as faculty, staff and students of Barton College. For additional information, please contact Mark Peterson at (252) 399-6535 or mpeterson@barton.edu.