OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The Oak Ridge Civic Music Association will celebrate the beginning of its 73rd season with the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra’s Free Family Concert 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17 at the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center.
This year’s concert, titled “String Fling”, will celebrate the string instruments of the orchestra, including a special opportunity for local string players to join the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra on stage for a play-along. The Free Family Concert includes informative pieces and instrument demonstrations so that first-timers can learn about the symphony orchestra.
The concert will feature classic melodies and familiar tunes including “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Pizzicato Polka,” “Boil Them Cabbage Down” and more. Ralph Einstein Youth Aliyah Concert competition winner, violinist Kate Hausladen, will perform Wieniawski’s Scherzo-Tarantella with the orchestra.
Members of the Oak Ridge High School orchestra program will perform in the lobby before and after the concert. After the concert, audience members of all ages are invited to participate in an instrument petting zoo: there will be instruments of various sizes for guests to try, with instruction from the musicians of the orchestra. All are invited to attend a reception following the concert, enjoy fun craft activities, and meet members of the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra.
The concert and all activities are free for the entire family.
Support for the Free Family Concert is generously provided by Spectra Tech. Additional support for the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association is provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission and WUOT 91.9 FM.
The Oak Ridge Civic Music Association presents professional performances in the Oak Ridge community with its symphony, chorus, and chamber music series.
Subscription and individual tickets may be purchased online at www.ORCMA.org or by calling 865-483-5569.
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