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Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra Concert
March 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$15 – $30
The Friends of Music will present a Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra concert in Shepherdstown on Saturday, March 28.
The concert will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church at 7:30 p.m.
Entitled “Untried and True,” the concert program will feature two works for tenor saxophone solo: A saxophone concerto written originally for jazz great Stan Getz by the English composer Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, and a piece called “Waltz for Betz,” by contemporary American composer James Grant. The program will also include Alexander Borodin’s “Nocturne,” and Edvard Grieg’s “Holberg Suite.”
The Orchestra’s music director, Jed Gaylin, will conduct.
The featured soloist will be saxophonist Anjan Shah, of Maryland. Mr. Shah performs regularly with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and has recently toured with that orchestra in Europe. He has also toured with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and worked with such leading musicians as Johnny Mathis, Linda Ronstadt, Marvin Hamlisch, Maureen McGovern, Wynonna Judd, Peter Nero, Jack Jones and the Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey orchestras. He was a co-founder of the Capitol Quartet, a critically acclaimed saxophone quartet, and led that ensemble for 16 years.
Admission to the concert will be free for Friends of Music members. The ticket price for others will be $30 per person ($27.50 before March 15). Tickets can be purchased on the Friends’ website at www.friendswv.org; or by mail (FOM, PO Box 220, Shepherdstown, WV 25443); or, if space is available, at the church the evening of the performance. Visa and Master Card will be accepted.
The Friends of Music is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1999 to support and promote musical excellence. The Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra was established by the Friends in 2007 and held its first concert in the fall of 2008. Gaylin has been music director since 2012. He also serves as the music director of Baltimore’s Hopkins Symphony Orchestra and the Bay Atlantic Symphony in New Jersey, and he is an Artist in Residence at New Jersey’s Stockton University.
This season’s Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra concerts are once again being presented with generous financial assistance from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.
Full information about the Friends, the Orchestra, and the concert season is available at www.friendswv.org.