The Warren Civic Orchestra's first concert of their 59th season is Sunday, November 21, at 4 pm. The Struthers Library Theatre provides the perfect venue for this free holiday program. Join Bryan Eckenrode, conductor, and his wife, soprano Cristin Gregory, her student, Marina Laurendi, and the A.R.T.E. students (Allegheny Regional Theatre Experience) and the orchestra to ring in the holidays with a variety of seasonal music.
A full program will carry you through "Trepak" (from the "Nutcracker" ballet), "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," "White Christmas," "Sleigh Ride," and waltzes from "Babes in Toyland" as well as many other Christmas songs.
The public is invited to this free concert as well as a reception by the orchestra members immediately following the program. The orchestra's season consists of three concerts, Nov. 21, Feb. 20 and May 1. All programs are on a Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Struthers Library Theatre.
For the second concert, the orchestra has invited Tine Thing Helseth to perform with them. Tine (pronounced Tina) is a young trumpet player from Norway who has been wowing the European audiences with her music. She will give her premier at Carnegie Hall in New York City two days before the concert with the Warren Civic Orchestra.
The third program of the season is a secret concert to be announced. Stay tuned to find out what the orchestra has in store for the community.
This concert is made possible through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, fundraisers and local donations.