The Louisiana Sinfonietta continues the celebration of its 30th anniversary season with the fourth concert of its 2012-13 season at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, in the LSU School of Music Recital Hall, Dalrymple Drive on campus.

This chamber orchestra, under the direction of Dinos Constantinides, will begin the program with the “Concerto for Violin in E minor” by Pietro Nardini, with violin soloist Stefka Madere.

The concerto will be followed by the world premiere of LSU doctoral candidate Joshua Carver’s “Poem for Chamber Orchestra.”

Flutist Shanna Drescher will premiere the “Piece for Flute and Strings,” composed by the Sinfonietta’s president, Mikel LeDee, along with the “Andante for Flute and Orchestra” by W.A. Mozart. The first part of the program will close with Constantinides’ “Transformations for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra,” performed by the principal clarinetist of the Baton Rouge Symphony, Robert DiLutis.

The program will continue with the world premiere of “Quest—String Quartet No. 1” by LSU doctoral candidate Harold Mims, followed by the “Concerto in C Major for 4 Violins” by G. P. Telemann, highlighting four violinists of the group.

“Twelve Colors for Strings,” by Ronaldo Cadeu, LSU doctoral candidate and professor at a Brazilian university, will be presented, followed by the final number of the program, “Piano Concerto in D Major” by F.J. Haydn, performed by LSU professor Michael Gurt.

DiLutis recently was appointed to the faculty of the University of Maryland, School of Music, College Park. Previously, he was professor of clarinet at the LSU School of Music, assistant principal and E-flat clarinetist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and professor of clarinet at the Eastman School of Music.

Making his Carnegie Hall Recital debut in 1989, DiLutis has also performed as featured soloist with ensembles such as the San Antonio Symphony, Laredo Symphony, Baton Rouge Symphony and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

Recently DiLutis toured with the New York Philharmonic on its historic trip to Pyongyang, North Korea. DiLutis is a graduate of the Juilliard School where he studied with David Weber. In addition to his performance career, he is the creator of the Reed Machine, a reed making device used by top professionals around the world.

DiLutis is an Artist for Buffet Group USA and plays Buffet clarinets exclusively.

Single tickets are $15 and are available at the door.

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