December 3, 2017
7:00 p.m. | Pote Theater, Blank Performing Arts Center, Simpson College
The Simpson College Community Orchestra invites you to enjoy the music of Schumann, Schubert, Benoit, and Elgar during this family-friendly concert.
Younger audience members will enjoy the Wand of Youth Suite #2 by Elgar, which features evocative melodies in movements with titles such as "Moths and Butterflies", "Tame Bear", "Fountain Dance", and "Wild Bears".
A new arrangement of "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" by Dr. John Benoit will have its debut and will herald the coming of the Christmas season.
Following the performance, audience members may visit with each other and with the musicians of the orchestra at a reception in the lobby of the theater. The concert and the reception are free of charge.
The Simpson College Community Orchestra was founded in 2011. Read about the beginnings of this group.
Orchestral Music at Simpson
Through our concerted efforts, students and the community at large will come to realize that music moves beyond the realm of entertainment and that an understanding of and appreciation for music can profoundly enrich our lives.
For more information please contact Dr. Eckerty with any questions you may have.
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