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Barry Douglas, Camerata Ireland to Cap UW Cultural Programs' Concert Series


March 18, 2008 — If you think you need to travel to New York, London or another of the world's cultural hotspots to hear a fine European chamber ensemble play Mozart's "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" and then join with a world-class pianist to perform a Mozart piano concerto (No. 14), think again.


You need only to buy a ticket to the finale of the University of Wyoming's 2007-08 Cultural Programs' concert series.


Internationally renowned pianist Barry Douglas, the 1986 Gold Medalist of the Moscow Tchaikovsky International Competition, and a string orchestra consisting of players from his all-Irish orchestra Camerata Ireland return to Wyoming Thursday, March 27, for a 7:30 p.m. performance in the 685-seat Fine Arts Center concert hall.


Tickets cost $25 for the general public and $18 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available by calling the Fine Arts Center box office at (307) 766-6666 or at the Web site www.uwyo.edu/finearts.


"You'll never hear the New York or Los Angeles philharmonics play here, because they play mainly in New York and Los Angeles, to the same audiences, year after year. But Douglas is committed to reaching new audiences and because of his long-relationship with Wyoming, he is coming again," says UW Cultural Programs Director Cedric Reverand. "You really shouldn't miss this one."


In addition to the works of Mozart, the concert will include an Andante by Prokofiev and a Romance by Sibelius.


This will be Douglas' seventh appearance in Wyoming, and he has twice toured the state, the first time playing all 32 Beethoven sonatas. He debuted at UW's annual concert series in 1989, an appearance negotiated before he won the Tchaikovsky competition, and last visited in 2005.


Founded by Douglas in 1999, Camerata Ireland has developed a reputation for creating a particularly distinctive Irish string sound. The orchestra has toured with Douglas around the world, from the United States to Europe to China.


For more information, call Reverand at (307) 766-6298 or e-mail reverand@uwyo.edu. 


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Internationally renowned pianist Barry Douglas and members of his all-Irish orchestra Camerata Ireland will perform Thursday, March 27, at the University of Wyoming.

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