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SU's Pulse Performing Arts Series announces 2009-10 season

Syracuse Symphony Orchestra with Daniel Hege, conductor

Monday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m.

Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College

Free admission; no tickets required

Free parking available in Irving Garage

The SSO, under the direction of music director Hege and featuring pianist Tanya Bannister, will perform a program that includes Beethoven's "Piano Concerto No. 5" and Shostakovich's "Symphony No. 5." The SSO, Central and Northern New York's fully professional resident orchestra, performs 200 full-orchestra and chamber ensemble concerts throughout the region during its 39-week season.

Chris Botti SU Family Weekend Concert

Sunday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m.

Goldstein Auditorium, Hildegarde and J. Myer Schine Student Center

Tickets required

Free parking available in any SU lot

American jazz trumpeter Botti is a gifted instrumentalist, talented composer and charismatic performer who has sold nearly three million albums worldwide. Since the release of his first solo album in 1995, Botti has created a series of recordings that have made him one of the world's top-selling instrumental artists. Drawing from pop, jazz, classical and other genres, his signature sound transforms contemporary jazz while simultaneously finding success in the pop music sphere. He has earned critical acclaim and mainstream appreciation for his music. His association with the artist Sting, who has appeared on two of Botti's albums, dates back to 1999 when Botti joined the music legend's band as a featured soloist on the "Brand New Day" tour. Botti's "What Are You Doing for the Rest of Your Life?" (with vocals by Sting) earned a Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals in 2005.

Black Violin Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at 8 p.m.

Schine Underground, Schine Student Center

Tickets required

Free parking available in the Lehman, Harrison, Marion and Waverly lots

Black Violin is a hip hop duo of classically trained musicians Kev Marcus on violin and Wil B. on viola. Together with their DJ, the pair is attempting to let hip hop and classical music enthusiasts appreciate each other's music by bridging the gap between the genres.

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