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Orchestra calls for musicians

The University Symphony Orchestra, composed of experienced musicians from the Rochester community as well as University students, has scheduled auditions for its upcoming season.

Auditions will be held in lower Strong Auditorium on the River Campus the weeks of August 27 and September 3 and will include a three-minute solo work of a prepared piece chosen by the candidate, plus sight reading from standard orchestral repertoire.

Scheduled times are 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 30; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, August 31; and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4.

To schedule an audition, contact Jean Caruso in the College music department at x5-2828 or by e-mail at opal@mail.rochester.edu.

Orchestra rehearsals are held Tuesdays from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The ensemble presents four free concerts each year under the baton of David Harman, professor of music and director of orchestral activities at the College. Concerts feature guest soloists from the community as well as student winners of the symphony orchestra concerto competition.

Books wanted for silent auction

The Friends of the University of Rochester Libraries' annual book fair, held Saturday, September 29, is accepting contributions of used books--both popular and scholarly; interesting and valuable--for a silent auction.

Donated items should be received no later than August 17 and can be dropped off at the Rush Rhees loading dock between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Donated items should be boxed and include the name and address of the donor.

The book fair will be held at the New York State Armory on Culver Road and will feature approximately 50 book dealers. For additional information, contact Margaret Engel, x5-4461.

Golf events raise awareness

Once again golf enthusiasts are invited to tee off for two worthy causes.

The fourth annual Ronald L. Bittner Memorial Golf Classic will be held Friday, August 24, at Bristol Harbour Golf Club in Canandaigua to support brain tumor research. And Monday, September 10, the fourth annual Travis Roy Golf Tournament and Auction will be held at the Greystone Golf Club in Walworth to raise funds for spinal cord injury research.

Ronald Bittner '78S (MBA), former University trustee, succumbed to a brain tumor in August 1997. His family created the Memorial Golf Classic to honor his memory and to raise money for brain tumor research at the University.

The Travis Roy Golf Tournament and Auction raises funds for the Travis Roy Foundation and Strong's Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Unit. The foundation was established to help victims of spinal cord injury and to fund research for a cure.

To register for the Bittner golf event, contact Nikki Bittner at 223-3988 or Lanie Bittner at 248-8945 or visit www.bittnergolf.org. To register for the Roy golf event, call 321-3862 or visit www.travisroy. org.

Register for Wilson Day

Freshman orientation at the University heads off campus Friday, August 31, to locations in the city and suburbs. Nearly 1,000 staff, students, and faculty are expected to volunteer.

Participants should meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Frederick Douglass Dining Hall. All volunteers will receive lunch and a Wilson Day T-shirt. Site locations will be assigned, and bus transportation to and from the agency will be provided.

Register by calling Beth Luke, x3-5951. The deadline is Monday, August 27.



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