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Fremont Symphony Orchestra to perform Saturday

Mar 17, 2014 - From staff reports

The concert will be the group's first performance under its new name.

The Fremont Symphony Orchestra will present its spring concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Lander Valley High School.

This will be the group's first performance as the newly created Fremont Symphony Orchestra, formerly known as the Fremont County Orchestra.

To commemorate the occasion, the orchestra will feature two soloists, Camille Barnes on violin and Fred Petersen on cello. The two popular performers often are dubbed as the youngest and oldest members of the Fremont Symphony Orchestra.

Barnes has been stealing the stage ever since she performed a solo movement of a Vivaldi violin concerto at the age of 12. She will play "Danse Macabre" by Camille Saint-Saens, a playful yet dark piece evocative of spirits dancing at a ball.

Petersen is always a crowd favorite, as he brings to Lander the incredibly rich tones of his cello made in the early 1700s. He will perform "Kol Nidre" by Max Bruch, a hauntingly beautiful hymn inspired by a ceremony performed on Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement.

Also featured will be a collection of Russian dances by Aram Khachaturian titled "Masquerade Suite," "Faust Ballet Music" by Charles Gounod, and music from the film scores "The Last of the Mohicans" and "Cinema Paradiso."

In addition, the Imperial Orchestra, comprised of future Fremont Symphony Orchestra members, will perform "Clocks" by Coldplay, "Hot, Hot, Hot," and "Hallelujah."

Both the Fremont Symphony Orchestra and Imperial Orchestra are directed by Rebecca Murdock.

Tickets are $10 for individuals, $20 per family and $5 for students. Tickets can be bought at the door.

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