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Benefit orchestra concert planned Tuesday

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The Brainerd High School orchestra program will present a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Tornstrom Auditorium.

The concert is a benefit for the Kinship Partners program in Brainerd.

The orchestra will perform orchestral masterpieces from Ireland, England, Germany, Italy, Czechoslovakia and America representing baroque, classical, neo-romantic and contemporary styles of music from nearly 400 years of composition.

The Sinfonia Orchestra will start the concert with two English pieces the Concerto in E minor by English Composer Charles Avison and a Suite for Strings by William Boyce. The orchestra will then perform the Irish love song “Danny Boy” followed by Jesu, “Joy of Man’s Desiring” by German Baroque Composer J.S. Bach Swiss and will conclude their portion of the concert with Fiocco Allegro by Joseph-Hector Fiocco. 

The Chamber Orchestra will perform the last two movements from the Suite for String Orchestra by Leos Janacek. Senior Damon Grilz, classical guitarist, will perform with the Italian Guitar Concerto in A Major by Mauro Giuliani. Senior David Jensen will perform the first movement of the Viola Concerto in E flat Major by German Composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Next freshman Yuki Harai will perform the first movement of the Violin Concerto No 2 in G Major by Franz Joseph Haydn. Yuki and members of the Brainerd Chamber Orchestra are currently featured in this piece on the Minnesota Public Radio website. The concert will conclude with Hoe Down from “Rodeo” by American Composer Aaron Copland.                                                                                                                              

The benefit concert is open to the public and a free-will donation will be accepted for the Kinship Partners program.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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