Sunday, January 13, 2013

Dundas Valley Orchestra's "Songs of the People" Concert Sunday January 20th

Laura Thomas, Musical Director
Dundas Valley Orchestra
Songs of the People

The Dundas Valley Orchestra announces its long-awaited winter concert, “Songs of the People” on Sunday January 20th at St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park Street, Dundas.

Cello soloist  Stephanie Kim will be performing the Kol Nidrei by Max Bruch. Kim is a talented music student from the Niagara area.

The program will also feature Rimsky-Korsakov’s Symphony No. 1, Vaughan-Williams English Folk Song Suite, Butterworth’s On the Banks of Green Willow, Harry Somers’ Little Suite (on French Canadian Themes) for String Orchestra, and Claude Champagne’s Danse Villageoise.

The concert begins at 3 pm.

Many concert goers happily make donations of $10 or more, which will be acknowledged with a tax receipt. But as always, a donation is optional. The concert is provided free of charge.
There is a reception following the concert. Mingle with the musicians over a coffee and a snack.

The DVO has an amazing commitment to students and youth, and is proud to announce the May 2013 "Students’ Day" concert will feature a young, up-and-coming student soloist performing one of the famous concertos on their instrument, accompanied by the full orchestra. The DvO proud of being willing and able to give such an opportunity and experience to a young musician. Another opportunity for young players is the Glenn Mallory award. The award goes to a student member each year. The criteria are based on qualities of growth, development and commitment.

The Student Composer Competition, started last Fall, invites entries from eligible students enrolled in a Canadian secondary or post-secondary program, full or part time. We can look forward to hearing the winning composition performed by the DVO in March and May of this year. Date to be announced.

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