Community Symphony to perform Beethoven's Fifth

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

One of the most well-known and loved symphonies in the world will be performed by the Carroll County Symphony at its "Pie a la Music" concert Sunday, April 24, at the Berryville Community Center.

The first movement of Beethoven's famous Symphony No. 5, the "Allegro con brio," memorable for its four sonorous opening notes, will be performed jointly by the string ensemble Berryville Symphonia and the Carroll County Orchestra.

The blended Symphony will also perform pieces from Anderson's Irish Suite, which include "The Irish Washerwoman," "The Minstrel Boy" and "The Rakes of Mallow."

Several other well-known pieces will be performed by each group separately. The Symphonia, under the direction of Dr. Frederick Mayer, will play Bach's Concerto in D Major, Tchaikovsky's Little Russian March from Symphony No. 2, Piazzolla's Libertango, Stamitz's Mannheim Symphony No. 1 in G Major and Nunez's M to the Third Power.

The Carroll County Orchestra, under the direction of Berryville Middle School band director and orchestra conductor Michael Moon, will perform Freddie Mercury's Bohemian Rhapsody, McGinty's All the Pretty Little Horses, Vaugh-Williams' Sea Songs, Mark Williams' Greenwillow Portrait, Strommen's Cumberland Cross and Balmages' Sparks.

A special treat will be the Mills Family String Quartet, three of whose members are 17, 15 and 11. They will perform Minuetto by G. Bolzoni.

As if that were not enough music, during intermission, a flute choir and a jazz ensemble will each entertain audience members while they enjoy a variety of pies and beverages.

The concert begins at 3 p.m. in the Berryville Community Center upstairs concert hall at 601 Dr. Spurlin Circle. Admission at the door is $7 for adults and $5 for students 18 and under. Tickets can also be purchased in advance from Eye Q Optical in Berryville.

All proceeds from admission will go to support summer camp scholarships for students in the orchestra.

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