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Fremont County Orchestra concert to feature a variety of musical styles

Mar 22, 2013 - From staff reports

The Fremont County Orchestra will perform "Beethoven and Broadway," as part of its 26th season at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Lander Valley High School Auditorium.

Conductor Rebecca Murdock said the program includes the first movement from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, music from Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Jesus Christ Superstar" and orchestral selections from Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story."

The concert also features George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," a medley of Paul Simon music, the Santana hit "Smooth," a musical tribute to Duke Ellington, the Strauss waltz, "Tales from the Vienna Woods," and "Munich: A Prayer for Peace by John Williams."

The Imperial Orchestra joins the Fremont County Orchestra strings to present "Viva la Vida," as performed by Coldplay and Jay Unger's "Ashokan Farewell" to complete the program.

Although most Fremont County Orchestra members live within Fremont County, orchestra performers also come from several other Wyoming counties.

Concert tickets are $10 a person and $20 a family and are available at the door. A reception with the orchestra follows the concert and includes refreshments.

This concert is supported in part by a grant from the Lander Community Foundation and Lander District Recreation Board.

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