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Prescott Strings concert to feature solos by viola player David Rigby

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The Prescott Strings' second concert of the 2012-2013 season will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

The featured performer will be soloist David Rigby, who was born and raised in Prescott. He began playing viola in elementary school. When he was a freshman in high school, Rigby won first place in a virtuoso violas competition in Phoenix and was invited to study with the famous viola pedagogue William Magers.

After high school, Rigby received a full scholarship to study viola performance at Arizona State University and was principal viola in the ASU Symphony and Chamber Orchestra. He has also played with the Phoenix Symphony, Flagstaff Symphony, Brevard Symphony and Symphony of the West Valley. Currently, he is principal viola in the Prescott Chamber Orchestra and Prescott POPS Symphony.

The first portion of Saturday's concert will feature "Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra with Piano Obligato," by Ernest Bloch," "Habanera," by Emmanuel Chabrier, and "Romanze for Viola and Orchestra Op. 85," by Max Bruch.

After intermission, the program will feature "Symphony No. 2 in A minor, Op. 55," by Camille Saint-Saens.

Tickets are $16.50 for adults, $4 for students ages 12 to 18, and free for children under 12, and are available at www.prescottstrings.com. Tickets at the door will be $18 for adults, $5 for students ages 12 to 18 and free for children under 12.

St. Luke's Church is located at 2000 Shepherd's Lane in Prescott.

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