The Elizabethtown Area High School and Middle School orchestras invite the public to join them on Friday, May 11, as they present their annual spring concert. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. at the Elizabethtown Area High School auditorium and is free and open to the public.
The concert will feature performances by four ensembles – the Elizabethtown Area High School Symphonic Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, and the Elizabethtown Area Middle School String Orchestra and Allegro Ensemble. Seniorsoloists Emma Lown, violin, and Sarah Abdelnaby, viola, will be accompanied by the Chamber Orchestra in works by Handel and Telemann.
Other selections include “Echo Fantasy,” “Overture to the Barber of Seville,” and Bach’s “Little Fugue in G minor.” The High School Symphonic Orchestra will present the premier performance of a work by EAHS junior Sean Brown, “Passacaglia and Fugue in D minor.” In it, Brown takes a Russian folk theme (recognizable as the background music to a popular video game), and develops it according to the rules of Baroque counterpoint. Brown is also the concertmaster of the high school orchestra.
The concert, titled “It All Fits Together,” features numerous selections that share common elements such as the “Theme from Jaws” and the 4th movement of Dvorak’s “New World Symphony,” whose opening motifs are strikingly similar.
More than 100 high school and middle school musicians will take part in the performance, which is under the direction of Richard Winey.