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Music festival continues with Sunday concert

A Festival of Music at First Presbyterian Church in Rochester continues with a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday by bassist and singer Nathan Farrington.

Farrington is a 2006 graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. He began studying music at the age of 10 in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. He was the 2001 winner of the Columbus Symphony Concerto Competition.

Farrington has since performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, the Minnesota Sinfonia and the Columbus Symphony. He has appeared on the "A Prairie Home Companion" radio program.

In addition to playing the double bass, Farrington is a tenor soloist.

His program Sunday will include the Cello Sonata No. 1 by Brahms; selections from Schumann’s Dichterliebe; and two pieces by Ralph Vaughan Williams, "The Vagabond" and "Lord Come Away."

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Farrington has a Rochester connection. His grandparents, Don and Georgia Scholz, are longtime residents.

Admission is free. A reception with the artist follows the concert. The church is at 512 Third St. S.W.

For more information, call 282-1618.

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