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"Ah...Bach!"

The dulcet sounds of the piano, violin and cello will fill the air in Pritchett Auditorium at 2:30 p.m. on March 20 during the annual Julian and Elnora Light Memorial Concert. This year's Light Concert will feature pianist Esther Wang, violinist Susanna Klein and cellist Hannah Holman.

Wang is an active soloist and collaborator who has appeared with numerous orchestras including the Green Lake Festival Orchestra under Sir David Willcocks, the New York Philharmonic and the LeSalle String Quartet. She is an associate professor of piano at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn.

Klein can regularly be heard on radio and TV spots including the PBS Series "The Retirement Revolution." She served as principal second violin of the Richmond Symphony for five years and has also performed with symphony orchestras in Colorado, Memphis, Vermont and Rhode Island. A regularly featured artist at "Loon Lake Live!," a chamber music festival in upstate New York, she is currently assistant professor and coordinator of strings at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Holman began her professional career in England, playing with the English String Orchestra under Yehudi Menuhin and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Simon Rattle. She was a founding member of the Beaumont Piano Trio and Quadrivinium, a music ensemble in resident at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She has been assistant principal cellist of the Richmond Symphony, the Michigan Chamber Orchestra, the American Sinfonietta and performed with the Grant Tetons Festival Orchestra.

Julian and Elnora Light's deep appreciation for music was made evident through their involvement in the cultural life of Danville. Both served terms on the Board of Directors of the Danville Concert Association and were members of numerous committees promoting the arts in Danville. Elnora Light was an associate professor of music at Averett from 1937-1975. Julian Light was a long-standing member of the Aldersgate Choir of Mount Vernon United Methodist Church.







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