Concerto winner to perform Gershwin with Fredonia symphony

Jesse Bonaventura

Jesse Bonaventura, pianist and winner of the annual Concerto Competition, will perform the first movement of George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F with the Fredonia College Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Nov. 11, 8 p.m., in King Concert Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Bonaventura, of Williamsville, is a senior Music Performance major with a minor in Computer Science and a student in Fr. Sean Duggan’s studio.

The orchestra, under the direction of Dr. David Rudge, will also perform Vasily Kalinnikov’s Symphony No. 2 and the 1919 version of Igor Stravinsky’s suite from “The Firebird” (L’Oiseau de feu).

The concert is free and open to the public.