FREDONIA - On Saturday, the SUNY Fredonia College Symphony Orchestra welcomes guest soloist Jeffrey Khaner, Principal Flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in King Concert Hall under the direction of Dr. David Rudge. This event is free and open to the public.
The program opens with Felix Mendelssohn's "The Hebrides Overture, Op. 26," conducted by graduate student Eric Mahl. The evening continues with Carl Reinecke's "Concert for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 283" featuring guest soloist from the Philadelphia Orchestra, Khaner, under the baton of Rudge. After a brief intermission, the program closes with Tchaikovsky's last symphony, "Symphony No. 6, (Pathetique), Op. 74."
Khaner is principal flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Previously he was principal of the Cleveland Orchestra, and has also served as principal of the New York Mostly Mozart Festival, the Atlantic Symphony in Halifax, and as co-principal of the Pittsburgh Symphony.
A noted soloist, Khaner has performed concerts with orchestras throughout the United States, Canada and Asia, collaborating with a number of well-known conductors. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Khaner was named to the faculty as flute professor in 2004, holding the position formerly held by his mentor, the late Julius Baker. Since 1985 he has been a faculty member of the world-renowned Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. He has given masterclasses throughout North, South and Central America, Europe and Asia.
Khaner will be giving a flute masterclass for School of Music students on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Rosch.