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October 31, 1994

Violinist Roger Wilkie has been appointed concertmaster of the Mozart Camarata effective Sunday; he replaces Clayton Haslop. Wilkie, who also is concertmaster of the Los Angeles Opera and the Long Beach Symphony, has appeared as a soloist with the Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. A founding member of the Angeles String Quartet, he is on the faculty of Pomona College.

Cirque du Soleil will hold auditions Nov. 9 to supplement its touring troupe. Especially sought: those with experience in modern dance or ballet, and athletes experienced in gymnastics, trampoline, diving, acrobatics and freestyle skiing. Actors, comedians and anyone with an unusual performing talent also are encouraged to send a resume and video cassette to Cirque du Soleil, 2595 Place Chasse, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H1Y 2C3, ATTN: Casting Department, or a fax to (514) 527-7522. The company's production of "Alegria" arrives in Costa Mesa Jan. 24.

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Compiled by Ken Williams

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