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Alpena Symphony Orchestra to perform

November 4, 2011
The Alpena News

The Alpena Symphony Orchestra will presents its annual Autumn Serenade of chamber music this Sunday at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Talented musicians from the orchestra, as well as other notable musicians from the Alpena area, will perform a variety of music as soloists or in small ensembles.

Andrea Arbuckle and Marvis McNeil will play an organ-piano duet of the hymn, "Lift High the Cross." Cellist Jon Butler will perform a fiery "Tarantella" by W.H. Squire. Soprano Heather Nordenbrock will sing the fanciful "Louisiana Fairytale," accompanied by Michael Moors on clarinet, Charlene Matthews on tuba and Berniece (Bunny) Lyon on piano.

Nordenbrock, Moors and Lyon also will perform the lovely "Ave Maria" by Luigi Cherubini. Moors and Lyon will further entertain with Bassi's "Excerpts from Rigoletto."

A tuba trio of Matthews, Jason Mandley and Jeff Stafford will play Anton Reicha's "Canon and Finale," as arranged by local musician, John Schubert. The Northern Winds Brass Quintet will also play two arrangements by John Schubert: J.S. Bach's "Three Dancers from the Second Orchestral Suite" and Louis Moreau Gottschalk's "Pasquinade."

The Quintet, composed of trumpets Raymond Reynolds and Ben Witter; Brian Carter on horn; Jeff Stafford on tuba; and trombonist John Schubert will perform as well "That's a Plenty" by Lew Pollack and Jim Parcel.

Pianist Loretta Beyer will delight the audience with Johannes Brahms' "Rhapsodie, Opus 119, Number 4." Violinist and ASP Concertmaster, Dr. Eric Lawson, and cellist Beth Fleishans will perform the "Duet in D Major for Violin and Cello, Opus 125, Number 2" by Sebastian Lee.

Fact Box

Autumn Serenade

Sunday, Nov. 6

7 p.m. at

First United

Methodist Church

Free admission, with donations appreciated

MaryAnn Hubbard, flutist, and pianist Suelyn Bartz will play John Rutter's "Suite Antique," and Bunny Lyon will perform an organ piece by DuBois.

There is no admission fee for this concert, but all donations will be appreciated, are tax deductible and will go to support the ongoing expenses of the orchestra. All are invited to a reception for the musicians following the concert.



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