Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pianist Leon Bates to Perform with Moravian College Community Orchestra 7 PM April 15

News Release

Leon Bates
"Bethlehem, Pa., April 5, 2012--Acclaimed pianist Leon Bates will be performing with the Moravian College Community Orchestra on Sunday, April 15, at 7:00 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall. Bates will also be giving a lecture prior to the performance at 4 p.m. Donald Spieth will conduct the Moravian College Community Orchestra which is composed of students, alumni, and community members."

"Bates’ musical career began at age six, on piano and violin, and his talent was obvious from the start. He studied at the Tempe University Esther Boyer College of Music. Also popular at summer festivals, Bates has performed at the Hollywood Bowl, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, Chicago's Grant Park, the Lake Tahoe Festival and at the Mann Music Center with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Bates also periodically performs on summer tours with the Boston Pops. In 2007, Bates was awarded the NANM (National Association of Negro Musicians) honoring his musical prowess and his work with young people."

Tickets are $10 for the general public, and $5 for Moravian students and senior citizens. Advance tickets can be purchased at

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