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Violinist Anderegg to perform Oct. 19 at MAC
Francesca Anderegg will perform a violin concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 in the Gunderson Stiles Concert Hall at the Monroe Arts Center. (Photo supplied)
MONROE - The Monroe Arts Center will present an afternoon of music by violinist Francesca Anderegg at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. This is the second in a series of three performances scheduled as part of the Sunday Concert Series.

Her performances of contemporary music have led to collaborations with today's leading composers, both in Europe and in New York. She has collaborated with musicians of the concert stage and regularly performs throughout the United States. As a soloist, Anderegg has recently performed the Stravinsky Violin Concerto with the St. Olaf Orchestra, and Daniel Schnyder's Violin Concerto with Orchestra for the Next Century. As winner of the Juilliard Concerto Competition, she performed the Ligeti Violin Concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra.

Anderegg is equally at home as a soloist and chamber music artist. Her chamber music credits include performances with Itzhak Perlman and members of the Perlman Music Program in venues throughout the country, for which the Chicago Sun-Times praised her "astonishing assurance." In 2008, she had her Carnegie Hall debut, and she has appeared in all of New York's major venues.

Anderegg graduated from Harvard University in 2005. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Juilliard School, where she also received a master's in violin performance. She has appeared at many music festivals, including Yellow Barn, the Lucerne Festival Academy, the Perlman Music Program and the Tanglewood Music Center.

In 2010, Anderegg was awarded the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Performing Arts, a career grant. Her debut CD with pianist Brent Funderburk was subsequently released by Albany Records in July 2012. Committed to teaching as well as performing, she currently holds the position of assistant professor of violin at St. Olaf College and teaches at Interlochen Center for the Arts in the summers.

General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students 18 years of age and younger. Monroe Arts Center members may attend the concert for free. Tickets may be purchased by calling MAC at 608-325-5700 or 888-596-1249; in person at the box office, 1315 11th St.; or online at www.monroeartscenter.

The event has been underwritten by Corporate Underwriter Colony Brands Inc. and Media Underwriters Monroe Publishing LLC and Big Radio. Additional underwriting for this presentation has been provided by David and Julie Buchanan, Lee and Chris Knuteson, Monroe Clinic; Deb Thompson; David and Janeen Babler; Hans and Bobbie Bernet; Jan and Jackie Erlandson; and the Gunderson Stiles Fund for Classical Music, a fund of the Monroe Arts Center Foundation Endowment.