Etowah Youth Orchestra opens season with formal fall concert

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The Etowah Youth Orchestras opens its 2014-2015 season on Sunday, November 2nd, with the EYO’s Fall Formal Concert.  The 2 p.m. program will be held at the Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center on the campus of Gadsden State Community College.  The performance will feature the Etowah Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Etowah Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

The Fall Formal Concert is the first program in the EYO’s new season, titled “Every Note Tells a Story.”  The 2014-2015 season will feature musical selections with distinct story lines, including pieces from the motion picture screen and the opera, ballet, and concert stage.  Other works include music based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe.

The Wind Ensemble opens the Fall Formal concert with the Overture from Leonard Bernstein’s operetta “Candide.”  The program continues with music by Samuel Hazo and the fictitious composer P.D.Q. Bach.  The Wind Ensemble concludes its performance with music from the soundtrack of “The Lost World” by John Williams.

The Youth Symphony’s program begins with an overture as well, this one from the Rossini opera “The Barber of Seville.”  Other selections include the Prelude from the movie “Psycho” by Bernard Herrmann, and the World Premiere performance of the march “The Unconventional Traditionalist” by James Woodward, composed in honor of EYO Music Director Michael R. Gagliardo’s 20th Anniversary Season with the EYO.  The Symphony’s program concludes with the final two sections of Russian composer Modeste Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” 

Tickets are $12 for general admission seating.  Senior and student/children’s tickets are $10 for seniors age 55 and up and students age 18 and under.  

Tickets are available for purchase online at www.wallacehall.org, or in person at the front desk of the Hardin Center for Cultural Arts.  Tickets can also be purchase at the Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center box office 1 hour prior to the performance on the day of the concert.

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