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Chamber Orchestra’s Final Season Concert is at Del Mar College Friday, June 29

Article by: Rosa Linda Reynoso

For music lovers of all ages, the Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra at Del Mar College (DMC) will host a free summer concert featuring a variety of music repertoire on Friday, June 29. The performance is the season finale for the ensemble and will also feature the participation of area high school string players.

Each summer, young string musicians practice side-by-side with music majors and community members who make up the orchestra. The College’s Music Department offers these young musicians the opportunity to perform with the orchestra during their final season concert every June.


The concert begins at 7 p.m. in Wolfe Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Center Music Building on the College’s East Campus at Ayers and Kosar. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information about the concert, contact faculty member Todd Ehle at 698-1223 or tehle@delmar.edu or the DMC Music Office at 698-1211.

Under the direction of Ehle, the concert features pieces that showcase the orchestra’s talented musicians . . . both young and seasoned. The program includes W.A. Mozart’s Adagio and Presto from Divertimento K. 136, arranged by A.W. Benoy; Camille Saint-Saens’ Introduction and Royal March of the Lions from Carnival of the Animals and John Williams’ Highlights from Harry Potter, arranged by Michael Story; George Gershwin’s “Fascinating Rhythm,” arranged by John Whitney; P. I. Tchaikovsky’s Finale from Symphony No. 5, arranged by Richard Meyer; and J. S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, arranged by Merle Isaac.

During the regular concert season, the Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra is made up of auditioned instrumentalists from the Corpus Christi area as well as DMC music majors as part of a credit and noncredit course, Music for Community.

For more information, visit www.delmar.edu/offices/music/ensembles.html and click on “Orchestra.”


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