The Brainerd High School orchestra department will present a benefit concert for the local soup kitchen at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd.
Two orchestras with more than 70 members will perform musical masterpieces by composers from eight different countries, representing 300 years of musical history.
The Sinfonia Orchestra will open the concert with two Baroque chorales by J.S. Bach, followed by a modern composition by American composer Elliot Del Borgo.
The Sinfonia also will perform music by Czech composer Bedrich Smetana, German songwriter Engelbert Humperdinck and French composer Georges Bizet.
Brainerd High School Sinfonia Orchestra.
The Chamber Orchestra will take the stage to perform the allegro from the "Double Flute Concerto" by Georg Philipp Telemann, featuring Noelle Razidlo and Gretchen Patrick on flute.
The Chamber Orchestra also will present an English folk song by Australian composer Percy Grainger, followed by "Vocalise" by Russian composer Serge Rachmaninoff and "Symphony No. 16" by Joseph Haydn.
The concert will conclude with "Choreography" by Norman Dello Joio, a modern piece in three movements. Music Director Grant Wilcox will conduct both orchestras.
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