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04/23/2008
The Young Eight Perform Noontime Concert at Hudson Valley Community College May 8

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Young Eight, an internationally touring string octet, will perform at Hudson Valley Community College's Maureen Stapleton Theatre at noon, Thursday, May 8 as part of the college's Cultural Affairs Series.

Founded in 2002 at the North Carolina School of the Arts, the group has studied at The Boston Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, Indiana University, The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College of Music, New England Conservatory of Music and Peabody Conservatory of Music.

They will perform Introduction and Allegro, op. 47 by Edward Elgar as well as several pieces written specifically for the string octet.

The performance is free and open to the public.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.