Selections from the "Star Wars" trilogy's musical score and a St. Patrick's Day salute with Irish folk song "Danny Boy" will highlight the Brainerd High School orchestras' Winter Concert next week.
The Chamber and Sinfonia orchestras will perform a 12-work program Tuesday in Tornstrom Auditorium, starting with William Boyce's "Symphony No. 4" at 7:30 p.m.
Who: Brainerd High School orchestras
What: Winter Concert
Where: Tornstrom Auditorium
When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
The concert will feature a violin solo by concertmaster Katherine Wilcox -- Bach's "Concerto in A Minor" -- as well as a performance of Handel's "Concerto Grosso" by an ensemble that includes all-state violinists Wilcox and Adam Youngman and principal cellist Stasya Zarling.
Proceeds from the concert will benefit Kinship Partners, said Orchestra Director Grant Wilcox.
"The concert will include orchestral masterpieces spanning 300 years, six countries and seven style periods," the director said. "Both orchestras will perform alone but will combine on two compositions with 70 members, including "Star Wars" and "Danny Boy."
Sinfonia's program will open with Boyce, followed by Handel's "Royal Fireworks Music" and Teleman's "Little Dance Suite." Then the orchestras will join forces for the two featured pieces, followed by Stamitz's "String Quartet No. 2" featuring violinists Wilcox, Jessie Harrison and Martha Norman and Zarling on cello.
The Chamber Orchestra will open its program with "A Downland Suite" by English neo-romantic composer John Ireland, followed by Mozart's "Flute Concerto No. 2."
The Bach piece featuring Wilcox's violin solo, Suk's "Serenade Op. 6" and the "Concerto Grosso" ensemble piece will round out the program, which will conclude with the rousing, fiddle-driven "Hoedown" from Copland's "Rodeo" ballet.
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