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Five Young Conductors Will Lead Symphony

The orchestral series of Festival at Sandpoint concerts will end Saturday at Memorial Field with five young conductors from the Schweitzer Institute of Music leading the Spokane Symphony in music by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Tchaikovsky and Bartok.

The conductors for Saturday’s program were selected by Gunther Schuller, the festival’s artistic director. Sylvia Alimena will open Saturday’s concert with Mendelssohn’s concert overture “The Fair Melusina.” Brian Stone and Annie Chung will each conduct two movements of Schumann’s Symphony No. 2. Susan Robinson will lead Bartok’s “Romanian Folk Dances,” and Matthew Boynick will end Saturday’s program with Tchaikovsky’s “Francesca da Rimini.”

In addition to the orchestral concert Saturday, the festival will also present a Sunday morning chamber music performance at Swan’s Landing Restaurant in Sandpoint.

For program and ticket information on these concerts, call the festival office at 265-4554, or toll-free (888) 265-4554. (The 2-for-1 ticket prices apply to the chamber music performance and general admission tickets to the orchestral concert.) Reserved seat tickets for Saturday night’s concert are $24.50. , DataTimes