Symphony's youths perform free concert

The A-Sharp Players, under the direction of Bruce Walker, performed earlier this month at McNary Heights Elementary School. <BR><I>Photo contributed by Christina van der Kamp</i>

The Oregon East Symphony's youth ensembles will present a free concert Monday, April 6 at 7 p.m., at the Vert Auditorium, 400 S.W. Dorian Ave., Pendleton.

To open the event, the Young Voices of Eastern Oregon choir, led by Shauna Altman, will perform a selection of folk songs from around the world. The group has been rehearsing regularly and has also performed at local retirement homes.

Next on the program will be the Preludes String Orchestra, directed by Bruce Walker. The will play Maurice Ravel's "Pavane," followed by movements from "The Carnival of Animals" by Camille Saint-Saens.

The A-Sharp Players Symphony Orchestra, also directed by Walker, will continue the theme of French composers with the Suite No. 2 from the opera, "Carmen" by Georges Bizet.

The entire group will come together for a rousing performance of the popular can-can movement from Jacques Offenbach's "Orpheus in the Underworld."

Contact Christina van der Kamp, executive director, at 276-0320 or director@oregoneastsymphony.org for more information.

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