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The Lafayette Orchestra will perform works by Schubert, Elgar, Handel, and Britten under the direction of acclaimed violinist Marka Young 2 p.m. Sunday at the Williams Center for the Arts.

The concert is free and open to the public. It will be followed at 5 p.m. by a free performance by the Concert Band and Wind Chamber Ensemble.

The program will feature Ballet Music #2 from Rosamunde by Franz Schubert; Serenade for Strings, op. 20 by Sir Edward Elgar; Concerto Grosso, op. 3 by George Frederic Handel, with flute soloist Susan Charlton, director of wind ensembles, and violin soloist Jennifer Cilia ’02; and Simple Symphony by Benjamin Britten.

The orchestra is comprised of violinists Eui Young Chon ’04, Jennifer Cilia ’02, Kathryn Johann ’02, Nathan Tregger ’03, Elizabeth Dethoff ’05, Jennifer Langoski ’03, Xiomara Villalva ’05, and Susie Gay; violists Lauren Bogar ’04, Gregory Cole, and Susan Bagley-Koyle; cellists Emily Fogelberg ’05, Laura Feeney ’02, Stephanie Ingram ’05, and Lori Astheimer ’05; flutists Karen Dunlap ’04 and Brenna Ghent ’05; clarinetists Annie Neumeister ’03 and Abigail Frueh ’04; and trumpet player Michael Nilson ’05.

Young performs as a recitalist and chamber musician on the modern and baroque violin. She has been heard throughout the northeastern United States and Canada and in Belgium, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

In addition to her concerts, Young performs regularly with the ensembles Artek and Rebel, as well as the American Classical Orchestra and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. She has been a member of the Stony Brook Quartet, BIS (a 20th century music ensemble), and Princeton University’s Composers’ Ensemble. Young has appeared at the Banff, Bach Aria, Music Mountain, and Storm King music festivals.

Young holds master of music and doctor of musical arts degrees from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College. Her violin teachers include Joyce Robbins, Dorothy Delay, and Camilla Wicks. She has been an instructor at the Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division. Each summer, she teaches violin and viola at Summerkeys, a music vacation for adults in Lubec, Maine.

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