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‘Mini-symphony’ to be part of spring concert

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The South Tahoe High School Instrumental Music Department invites the public to its annual spring concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday. The concert will take place at the STHS Little Theater and admission is free. All 115 musicians in the high school bands and string orchestra will perform at this event in preparation for their upcoming trip to the adjudicated Forum Music Festival in Anaheim. The bands and orchestra are under the direction of JJ Clause, Linda Kurek and Candace Robinson.

The concert will feature the string orchestra performing five numbers including “Reilly’s Reel,” a traditional piece arranged by Robinson. Select members from the band will join the orchestra on two of the numbers, including “A Hectic Overture,” to provide the audience with the sounds of a mini-symphony. These mini-symphony pieces have become a crowd favorite since their debut at the high school concerts in 2003.

The advanced wind ensemble will open the concert with three numbers, including the Irish piece, “McMorran Suite.” The combined bands will perform four numbers ranging from the fast-paced “Overture Energico” to the melodic “On a Hymnsong” of Philip Bliss. The combined bands will close out the evening with the upbeat “Midway March.”

Completing the evening will be performances from two small group ensembles from the band. The flute ensemble, which has played at several events in the community, will perform “Pipers Three March.”

The percussion ensemble will entertain the crowd with “Windstone Suite,” a portion of which they performed last year for the Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation.

This promises to be an entertaining night of music from the students in the community.

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