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UCSF Musicians to Showcase Talents at Upcoming Concert

An upcoming symphony concert in San Francisco will showcase the musical talents of a dozen current and former UCSF students, faculty and staff, along with other Bay Area musicians. On March 29, the 94-member Symphony Parnassus orchestra will perform Petrouchka by Igor Stravinsky in the concert hall at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The program also includes Clarice Assad’s Brazilian Fanfare and marks the world premiere of David Garner’s Horn Concerto. Symphony Parnassus was founded in 1989 by then UCSF graduate student Jonathan Davis and was originally called the UCSF Orchestra. It appointed its current music director, Stephen Paulson, in 1998. The March 29 performance will feature Peter Hwang, PhD, associate researcher in biochemistry, on keyboard; Thomas Bodenheimer, MD, MPH, adjunct professor of family and community medicine, on viola; Lydia Derugin, director of administration and finance for University Advancement and Planning, harp co-principal; Ian Harwood, a biophysics graduate student, on tuba; and Gerald Harris, MD, associate clinical professor of pediatrics, on bass. The orchestra’s cellists include UCSF associate researcher in microbiology and immunology Virgil Rhodius, PhD; former UCSF student Brian Feng, PhD; and Maureen Carroll, a heart failure discharge coordinator nurse at UCSF Medical Center. In addition, UCSF radiology resident Ingrid Burger, MD, PhD; fourth-year medical student and research training fellow Jonathan Chong; third-year medical student and PhD candidate Albert Lee; and medical center analyst Annie Li will be performing on first violins. The March 29 concert will take place at 3 p.m. at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music at 50 Oak St. Tickets are available through City Box Office at 415/392-4400 or online.

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