The Brainerd High School (BHS) Orchestra Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Tornstrom Auditorium. The Concert is a benefit for the Brainerd Area Youth Orchestra Scholarship Program.
The BHS Orchestra Program and Acoustic Guitar Ensemble will perform orchestral masterpieces from, Ireland, England, Italy, France and America representing baroque, classical, neo-romantic and contemporary styles of music from nearly 400 years of composition.
The Sinfonia Orchestra will start the concert with two American pieces the “End Pin Rag” by Richard Meyer and the traditional folk song “Arkansas Traveler.” The orchestra will then perform “Pavane” by French composer Gabriel Faure followed by two American pieces, “Lullaby” by William Hofeldt and “Blue-Fire Fiddler” by Soon Hee Newbold.
The 16 member Acoustic Guitar Ensemble will perform a British and American Folk song; Three Ravens and The Ashgrove.
The Chamber Orchestra will perform the first movement from the Suite for String Orchestra John Rutter. BHS band director, Chris Fogderud and BHS senior John Crust will perform the first movement of the Concerto for Two Baroque Trumpets by Antonio Vivaldi. Next the orchestra will perform the Adagio for Strings by American composer Samuel Barber. Cellists Sophia Hotzler and Isaac Rohr will perform the first movement of the Concerto for Two Cellos by Vivaldi. The orchestra will then perform Elegy and Minuet from A Downland Suite by John Ireland. The concert will conclude as the chamber orchestra performs Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47 by English composer Edward Elgar.
The benefit concert is open to the public and a free will donation will be accepted and given in total to the Brainerd Area Youth Orchestra Program. A reception in honor of our graduating seniors will be given at the end of the concert in the gym.