The Starlight Symphony Orchestra
performs in two Spring concerts this year. The first will be
held on Thursday, March 4, 2004, at 7:30 PM at Cypress Creek Church in
Wimberley. A second performance occurs on Saturday, March 6, at 7:30
PM in South Austin, at 1215 West FM 1626 in the Manchaca area.
The program includes:
Carmen Suite No. 1, Georges Bizet
Siegfried Idyll, Richard Wagner
Night on Bald Mountain, Modest Mussourgsky
Poet and Peasant Overture, Franz von Suppe
Conductor Clinton R. Smith is gathering a reputation as an outstanding conductor and musician wherever he goes. In 2003, he served as student assistant to Peter Bay of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, conducted the UT String Project advanced orchestra and the University of Texas Undergraduate Opera. His major at UT is piano performance; however, he is also a violinist and a vocal coach.
He says, "I have chosen music that will both challenge and inspire our strings to be better players and musicians; I want to engender an increasing sensitivity to the music, all the while methodically woodshedding the trouble spots well in advance so there is no last minute scrambling. For our winds and percussion, there is plenty to play - you won't get left out of the fun. There are fantastic, really substantial solos in the Suite from Carmen for flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon - and the trombones and trumpets are going to love the Von Suppe and
Mussourgsky. You'll make for the richest, fullest sound this orchestra has created yet!"
Do you play an orchestral
instrument? Come play with us!
The Starlight Symphony Orchestra is
a regional orchestra for Wimberley, Driftwood, Dripping Springs, Oak Hill, South Austin, Buda, Kyle, San Marcos, Canyon Lake, Blanco, and Johnson City and a non-profit organization affiliated with The Wimberley Players. Professional, semi-professional, adult amateur, and advanced high school players (grades 8 and up) are all welcome.
Rehearsals are usually held on Thursday evenings, 7-9 PM, at Danforth Junior High Band Hall, RR 2325 in Wimberley.
For more information contact Concertmaster Pat Surguy at 512-858-0324.
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